Detroit Police Will Get Federal Monitor

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http://www.freep.com/news/locway/dpd17_20030417.htm The federal Justice Department will choose a monitor to oversee the Detroit Police Department's policies on arrests, handling prisoners, and officer training and discipline. officers. The Detroit Free Press says the appointment of the monitor results from a civil rights probe of the police launched in December 2000 at the request of then-Mayor Dennis Archer. The Justice Department has been investigating allegations of excessive use of force, fatal shootings and mistreatment of prisoners. For the past two days . . .

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