Shielded from Justice: Table of Contents

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Shielded from Justice: Police Brutality and Accountability in the United States
           
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OVERVIEW

Contributing Factors

Political Considerations and Aggressive Policing

Race as a Factor

Special Commissions and their Aftermath

Public Access to Information

Filing Complaints

External Review

Citizen Review Mechanisms

Media Scrutiny

Police Administration: The Key to Reform

Internal Affairs Units

“Problem” Officers

Code of Silence

Disciplinary actions

Investigations into Shootings

Civil Remedies

Local Criminal Prosecution

Federal Criminal Civil Rights Prosecution

Federal Passivity

Low Rate of Federal Prosecutions

New Data on Federal Prosecutions and Sentencing

Federal Civil Actions

Federal Data Collection

The Law

International Human Rights Standards

U.S. Law

Criminal Prosecution

Civil Remedies

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ATLANTA

BOSTON

CHICAGO

DETROIT

INDIANAPOLIS

LOS ANGELES

MINNEAPOLIS

NEW ORLEANS

NEW YORK

PHILADELPHIA

PORTLAND

PROVIDENCE

SAN FRANCISCO

WASHINGTON, D.C.
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June 1998

Human Rights Watch


APPENDIX A
Federal Criminal Civil Rights Prosecutorial Decisions

APPENDIX B
Reasons Provided by Justice Department for Declining Prosecution under 18 U.S.C. 241 and 242

APPENDIX C
Sentencing for Civil Rights Convictions under 18 U.S.C. 241 and 242 

APPENDIX D
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

APPENDIX E
Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

APPENDIX F
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

APPENDIX G
Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials

APPENDIX H
Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials

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