Court awards $840,000 to victims of Metro Gang Strike Force

A federal court found the now-defunct police strike force violated citizens' Constitutional rights by breaking down doors, seizing property, and injuring people who were not suspects. State officials shut down the strike force three years ago.
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A federal court found the now-defunct police strike force violated citizens' Constitutional rights by breaking down doors, seizing property, and injuring people who were not suspects. State officials shut down the strike force three years ago.

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