Elite cops under fire for excessive force

Scherer, Ron
February 1999
Christian Science Monitor;2/19/99, Vol. 91 Issue 58, p1
Reports on the shooting of a black man in New York City, which has intensified the debate over special police units in the United States. The shooting of African immigrant Amadou Diallo, who was gunned down by members of New York's Special Crime Unit; The shooting of the unarmed man as spotlighting the tactics of elite police units nationwide; Civil rights groups which argue that their actions are often racially motivated.


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