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Inspector General Opens Six 9/11 Rights Probes

The U.S. Justice Department’s inspector general said on Monday he had opened six investigations into alleged civil rights abuses, including prison guard mistreatment of Muslim inmates, in reviewing an anti-terror law adopted after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Inspector General Glenn Fine said in a biannual report to the U.S. Congress on alleged civil liberties abuses by Justice Department employees that 272 complaints that fall within his jurisdiction were received from mid-December through mid-June. The complaints included allegations of excessive force by federal correctional officers, verbal abuse by prison staff, rude treatment by immigration inspectors, unwarranted cell searches by prison officers and illegal searches of personal residences and property by FBI agents, he said. Full Story

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