Oct 8, 2015
Fault Lines Links – Board Finds Frascatore Used Excessive Force on Blake
Oct. 8, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Morning folks, the links today:
- An investigation by the Civilian Complaint Review Board concluded that NY Officer James Frascatore used excessive force in the arrest of James Blake last month. The Board recommended suspension or dismissal of Frascatore; his outcome will be determined by an internal Police Department trial.
- Senate Democrats are to unveil a gun control proposal on Thursday. The three-part plan is set to include closing background check loopholes, expanding background checks and bearing down on the illegal gun market.
- On November 4, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals will hear arguments as to whether Rick Perry should face trial on a charge of abuse of official capacity. The felony charge relates to Perry’s use of his veto power in a way that was seen as forcing a local prosecutor to resign.
- Diquan Fedee filed a federal lawsuit against NY plainclothes officers for shouting racial slurs and arresting him on false charges in July last year. Fedee claims he was walking down the street when officers approached him, performed an unauthorized search of his bag and then proceeded to assault him. Charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest against Fedee were promptly dropped after he spent a night in jail.