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GLT's nationally award winning five part investigative series on the issues at the heart of tension between citizens who say they are mistreated by law enforcement and the police who must balance combating crime with balancing individual rights.

Part Four: Police Powers V. Civil Rights

Over the past four decades, courts and legislatures have given increasingly broad powers to the police. According to constitutional law experts, there's been a corresponding decrease in citizen's rights. In the 4th part of the GLT News investigative series "Police and Race in the Twin Cities," Judy Valente reports on how routine traffic stops can escalate into more serious confrontations, and on the difficulties citizens face in pressing claims of civil rights violations by police.

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