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L.A. officials considering changes to gang injunction policy after lawsuit alleges constitutional violations

L.A. officials considering changes to gang injunction policy after lawsuit alleges constitutional violations

Los Angeles officials are considering making significant changes to the way they enforce gang injunctions in the wake of a lawsuit that accused the city of violating the constitutional rights of thousands of people, according to court documents made public this week.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed the suit last year, accusing the city and the Los Angeles Police Department of serving injunctions against people who had not been given an opportunity to prove they are not gang members in court. The injunctions are civil court orders that bar suspected gang...

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