Yonkers Police Dept. under investigation

June 19, 2009 4:10:34 PM PDT
The Justice Department says a New York police department has a skittish relationship with residents and confusing policies on the use of force. The findings are in an interim report on a federal investigation into allegations of police brutality in Yonkers, just north of New York City.

Mayor Philip Amicone (am-ih-KOH'-nee) said Friday that the report does not mention any systemic civil rights violations or wrongdoing.

However, that still is a possibility. The Justice Department's findings on specific cases have yet to be released.

Last month, a federal jury acquitted a Yonkers policeman who was accused of violating a woman's civil rights. He had been caught on video apparently body-slamming her to a restaurant's tile floor.


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