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Judge lifts federal monitor's oversight of Detroit police

Aug 26, 2014 - Detroit Free Press

Aug. 26--A federal judge found Detroit police operations changed during the past 11 years and ended oversight of an independent monitor who was put in place after police were accused of excessive use of force, illegal detentions and unconstitutional conditions of confinement.

U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn granted a request today that had been filed jointly by the city and the U.S. Justice Department to enter into an 18-month transition agreement.

During that time, the Department of ...