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Civil Rights

Lanier County Sheriff's Department Deputy Todd Higham kidnapped, sexually assaulted and sodomized a woman while taking her to the Lowndes County Jail, she claims in Valdosta, Ga., Federal Court.

Alameda County and its Sheriff Gregory Ahern illegally strip-search people without reasonable suspicion that the searches will find contraband, a class-action complaint claims in San Francisco Federal Court.

City of San Pablo police Officer Alex Caine, who is white, did a knee drop onto a prostrate, handcuffed black man's head, knocking him out with unnecessary deadly force, Christian Bracko claims in San Francisco Federal Court.

A parent claims the Campbell Union High School District and Westmont High School violate her daughter's civil rights by refusing to recognize her "pro-life" club, in San Jose Federal Court.

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