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The officer has had his police powers suspended and is reassigned to an administrative position pending the outcome of the internal investigation.
Jim Elliot, deputy chief of the sheriff's Office of Professional Standards, has previously said that following an investigation by that office, Hill was placed on administrative leave and relieved of his police powers.
And there’s a broader movement afoot to harass and intimidate those who take part in protests or even dare to gently criticize police power or oppressive tactics — something that also happened in St. Louis.
Graham twice has been the subject of lawsuits filed by people who accused him of abusing his police power.
Other measures put through by the government have also been contentious, including increasing police powers of surveillance and some limitations on the right to assembly.
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