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Officials say officer did not use excessive force at Pittsburgh gay pride

Sunday, September 7, 2014
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PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh city officials have determined that a police officer did not use excessive force when he punched a woman at a gay pride event in June. City Solicitor Lourdes Sanchez-Ridge made the announcement Friday afternoon. The officer, Souroth Chatterji, said he was trying to break up a fight when he grabbed the woman by the head and punched...

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Police officer investigated for forceful arrest at Pittsburgh pride event

Monday, June 16, 2014
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PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A Pittsburgh police officer has been put on desk duty after video surfaced showing him punching a woman at the city's LGBT pride parade and festival. Mayor Bill Peduto said Monday the officer will remain on restricted duty for a month during an internal investigation.

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Salt Lake City police officer who refused to work pride parade resigns

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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SALT LAKE CITY -- A Salt Lake City police officer who rejected an assignment riding a motorcycle at the front of last weekend's gay pride parade and was put on leave has now resigned. The officer, whose name is being withheld, was put on leave last week after police said he refused to provide traffic control at Sunday's parade.

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Former cop sues London police claiming years of anti-gay harassment

Saturday, June 7, 2014
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LONDON -- A former police officer is suing London's Metropolitan Police for discrimination, claiming he was forced to quit after being told his bosses monitor the gay hook-up app Grindr, and that fellow officers taunted him by saying he should become "a hairdresser or cabin crew."

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SLC police officer placed on leave after refusing to work at LGBT pride

Friday, June 6, 2014
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SALT LAKE CITY -- An officer with the Salt Lake City Police Department has been put on administrative leave after he reportedly refused an assignment to work during the weekend’s LGBT pride event. The officer had been given a traffic control and public safety assignment during Sunday’s parade.

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Justice Dept. to train local police forces to work with transgender people

Thursday, March 27, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department launched a program Thursday to train local police departments to better respond to transgender individuals, a population authorities say is disproportionately harmed by violence.

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Philadelphia police revamps policy on how to treat transgender people

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia police have issued new guidelines on how officers should treat transgender people, a policy that department officials say is to ensure everyone is treated with respect.

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Baltimore police form advisory council to improve relations with LGBT community

Sunday, June 16, 2013
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BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore police department on Friday announced the formation of an advisory council to help improve its relations with the LGBT community.

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Boston police adopts guidelines on how officers should treat transgender people

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
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BOSTON -- Boston police have issued new guidelines on how officers should treat transgender people, a policy that one department official says is to ensure that everyone is treated with "respect and dignity."

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Study finds majority of hate crimes go unreported to police

Thursday, March 21, 2013
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WASHINGTON — Despite growing awareness of hate crimes, the share of those crimes reported to police has fallen in recent years as more victims of violent attacks express doubt that police can or will help.

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