police power

ACLU sues Massachusetts SWAT team agency, demanding public accountability

Regional police group denies access to public records, claiming to be a private entity.

Military tactics and equipment shifting from wars overseas to Massachusetts police departments

ACLU details injustice and suffering, particularly for people of color, caused by military approach to low-level police work, with little public input or oversight.

ACLU calls for Massachusetts moratorium on controversial license plate readers

Statute laying out clear rules and oversight needed in light of revelations about program now suspended by Boston Police.

Northampton special prosecutor dismisses charges against Jonas Correia

Civil disorderly conduct charge against ACLU client stemmed from incident in which Correia exercised right to video-record a police officer questioning three men of color.

Family of Mark Fernandes McMullen renews call for justice and inquest into his death

Commemorating second anniversary of police shooting, advocates repeat call for independent investigation.