News & Cases About Police Accountability

New Police Spying Documents Obtained in FOIA Lawsuit

We have new documents to share regarding the use of Stingray technology in Delaware.

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Know Your Rights When Encountering Police

Print and carry this card in your wallet to remind yourself of your rights. English and Spanish.

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ACLU Raises Concerns About Local Police and ICE

Local law enforcement are not obligated under federal law to participate in immigration enforcement, and could face legal liability by doing so.

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Beyond #BlackLivesMatter: police reform must be bolstered by legal action

To make Black lives matter, we must tear down the case law that gave police the power to stop, search, and abuse.

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Outraged: No prosecution for police who killed Jeremy McDole

ACLU of Delaware is outraged that the state did not prosecute the police officers who needlessly killed Jeremy McDole last September.

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Protecting Private Property

“Innocent until proven guilty” doesn’t apply when it comes to civil asset forfeiture laws.

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A Perfect Storm of Bad Policing

Militarization, Force & Interactions with Disabled Persons In September, we filed suit on behalf of a Delaware couple subjected to the unlawful and excessive use of force by the Delaware State Police as the result of a perfect storm of bad policing. Our clients are a quadriplegic, Lisa Hayes, who failed to stand up when […]

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ACLU-DE Comment on Dover Police Assault Verdict

The jury in this case decided not to send Cpl. Thomas Webster to jail. Now it is up to us, the community, to decide if we consider a kick to the head that breaks a man’s jaw acceptable police behavior. The jury in Webster’s criminal case was not permitted to consider the history of his […]

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ACLU Sues DE State Police for Excessive Force, Gross Negligence

The American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware has filed a lawsuit against the Delaware State Police (DSP) regarding the excessive use of force against innocent bystanders during the execution of a search warrant. DSP officers deployed the state’s Special Operations Response Team (S.O.R.T.)—a team created to counter domestic terrorism—to search the house of an 82-year-old […]

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ACLU-DE Statement on Dover Police Brutality Footage

ACLU of Delaware Responds to Footage of Indicted Dover Police Officer’s Encounter with Lateef Dickerson Video Shows Brutal Contact, Points to Need for Reform The ACLU of Delaware learned today that the Dover Police Department has released footage of a brutal encounter between its client, Lateef Dickerson, and a Dover police officer. The video, captured […]

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