Civil Rights

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Protests Continue In Pittsburgh, Shutting Down Parkway, Oakland Streets

Local demonstrators will be out again today and this weekend to protest a decision by a grand jury in New York City that cleared a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man.

12/05/2014

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Protestors Demand Justice, End To Police Brutality During Downtown Demonstration

Across the country and here in Pittsburgh, protests continue today in response to a decision by a grand jury in New York City to not indict another white police officer in the death of a black suspect.

12/04/2014

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Judge Refuses To Enter Judgment Of Acquittal On Remaining Leon Ford Charges

Allegheny County Judge Donald Machen refused to enter a judgment of acquittal on the remaining charges against Leon Ford Tuesday.

10/07/2014

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Civil Rights Investigator Charges State Civil Rights Agency With Discrimination

A state agency charged with investigating civil rights violations now finds itself accused of violating the civil rights of an employee.

09/22/2014

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Juror Excused In Trial Of Man Paralyzed During Traffic Stop

Jury deliberations in the trial of Leon Ford, who was paralyzed during a November 2012 traffic stop in the city’s East End, will begin from the beginning.

09/11/2014

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2nd Day Of Deliberations Ends In Trial Of Man Paralyzed During Traffic Stop

Jury deliberations resumed Wednesday in the trial of Leon Ford, who was paralyzed during a November 2012 traffic stop in the city’s East End.

09/10/2014

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Closing Arguments Wrap Up In Trial Of Man Paralyzed During Traffic Stop

The jury heard closing arguments today in the trial of Leon Ford, who was paralyzed during a November 2012 traffic stop in the city’s East End.

09/09/2014

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Defense Expert: Police Violated Procedure In Traffic Stop That Left Man Paralyzed

The trial for a man of a man left paralyzed following a traffic stop in the city’s East End in November of 2012 resumed Monday morning.

09/08/2014

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Testimony Continues In Case Against Man Paralyzed During Traffic Stop

Testimony continues Friday at Leon Ford’s trial.

09/05/2014

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Officer Denies Telling Injured Suspect, ‘I Hope You Die’ After Police Confrontation

A second police officer resumed his testimony Thursday in the trial of a man left paralyzed following a traffic stop in the city’s East End in November of 2012.

09/04/2014

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Officers Testify In Trial For Man Shot, Paralyzed During Police Confrontation

The trial for a man who was shot and paralyzed during a traffic stop with Pittsburgh Police continued Wednesday.

09/03/2014

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Pittsburgh Parking Authority Settling Kiosk Suit

The Pittsburgh Parking Authority has settled a lawsuit brought by a woman who uses a wheelchair and claimed newly installed parking kiosks were too tall for her to use.

09/03/2014

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Trial Begins For Man Shot, Paralyzed During Police Confrontation

The trial for a man who was shot and paralyzed during a traffic stop with Pittsburgh Police began Tuesday morning.

09/02/2014

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Trial Scheduled For Man Shot, Paralyzed During Police Confrontation

Opening arguments are expected Tuesday morning in the trial of a man who was shot and paralyzed during a traffic stop with Pittsburgh Police.

09/01/2014

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Judge Denies Case Dismissal For Man Shot, Paralyzed During Traffic Stop

A hearing will be held to request that charges be dismissed against a man who was shot and paralyzed during a traffic stop in 2012.

07/28/2014

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