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Nation IN BRIEF : WASHINGTON, D.C.

200 March Against Police Brutality

September 13, 1997|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

About 200 protesters marched on the Justice Department, demanding that the federal government do more to track and punish police brutality, before joining a hearing where victims of alleged police misconduct told their stories to members of the Congressional Black Caucus. Despite the swift response by authorities in the case of Abner Louima, a Haitian immigrant hospitalized since an alleged attack Aug. 9 by New York City police officers, protesters complained that most often allegations of police brutality go ignored.

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