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San Francisco May Ban Police, City Use of Facial Recognition

About the photo: This photo shows a security camera in the Financial District of San Francisco. San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies …

Tennessee City Officials to Settle in Fatal Police Shooting

Chattanooga, Tenn., city officials agreed to pay $33,500 to end an appeal of a federal lawsuit seeking damages in a fatal shooting when six police officers fired 59 times at an armed man on his porch. City Attorney Mike McMahan …

Lawsuit Filed in Alleged Oregon Bullying Case

The family of an Oregon teen is seeking nearly $300,000 in a federal civil rights lawsuit that alleges the boy was bullied and beaten by another high school student. The lawsuit filed against the Sherwood, Ore., School District and the …

Illinois Woman Sues City Over Fire Department Test

A 27-year-old woman has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Chicago, alleging that the fire department’s physical fitness test discriminates against female applicants. In a complaint filed Tuesday, Samantha Vasich says she was rejected from the fire …

Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Atlanta Officers Settled

A federal civil rights lawsuit claiming that two Cobb County police officers broke a man’s nose during an arrest has been settled, according to court records. The case was dismissed Tuesday after a notice of settlement was filed May 6. …