How Often Are Civil Rights Charges Brought Against Police Officers?

Mar 15, 2016

An investigation conducted by the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports western Pennsylvania has been following a national trend regarding civil rights. Nationwide, over the last 20 years the U.S. Department of Justice has declined to bring charges in 96 percent of civil rights complaints against law enforcement. Joining us to address this issue are, Tribune Review reporters Andrew Conte and Brian Bowling. We’ll also speak with U.S. Attorney David Hickton.

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