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Search Result: Civil Rights Cases

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Friendly Fire Widow Sues City, Late Husband's Fellow Officer

September 12, 2011
The suit by Samantha Jones, the widow of former Officer Jerry Jones, alleges her husband's civil rights were violated, when he was shot while several officers pursued Brian Good, who had attempted to run over his girlfriend with his vehicle.

The Big Payout

August 12, 2011

Our legal system is terribly stacked against law enforcement officers and for plaintiff's attorneys. The U.S. code itself specifies how attorney fees will be set in civil rights cases against cops. That's why so many cases are filed against you and the agencies and government entities that employ you. Lawmakers—mostly lawyers themselves—set up paydays for their colleagues.

$1 Jury Award Against Officer Could Cost Seattle $700K

July 1, 2011
The lawyers for Andrew Rutherford have asked U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman to approve attorneys' fees and costs totaling more than $419,000, according to declarations they filed.

BART Pays $1.3 Million to Oscar Grant's Mother

June 30, 2011
The Bay Area Rapid Transit has agreed to a legal settlement with the family of Oscar Grant and will pay $1.3 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit over his death.

Philadelphia PD To Change Stop and Frisk Policy

June 21, 2011
The Philadelphia Police Department will change the way it monitors, reviews and audits pedestrian arrests after settling a federal lawsuit filed in November over the department's controversial "stop and frisk" policy.

Mehserle Released from L.A. County Jail

June 13, 2011
The early release today of former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Officer Johannes Mehserle brought about two dozen sign-wavers to downtown Los Angeles to object to the officer's early release.

DOJ Opens Probe of Portland Police Bureau

June 9, 2011
The probe will determine whether there was a "pattern or practice" of excessive force. Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas Perez of the DOJ's Civil Rights Division announced the probe Wednesday.

Man who Won Denver Brutality Suit Still Trusts Cops

May 4, 2011
The man who was given $795,000 by the city of Denver to settle a lawsuit alleging three city officers used excessive force and violated his civil rights has said the incident won't erode his trust in law enforcement.

2 New Orleans Cops Convicted of Beating Death

April 14, 2011
Two New Orleans Police officers have been convicted in connection with the beating death of Raymond Robair in July 2005, as well as their subsequent cover-up.

Feds Open Probe Into Seattle Police Department

April 1, 2011
The DOJ announced Thursday it would open a "pattern or practice" investigation into allegations of excessive force and discriminatory policing by Seattle Police officers.

Two NOPD Cops Sentenced in Post-Katrina Killing

March 31, 2011
A former New Orleans police officer was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday for fatally shooting a man without justification after Hurricane Katrina, and his former partner was given 17 years for burning the body.

DOJ Report Details New Orleans Police Misconduct

March 18, 2011
On Thursday, the DOJ released a 158-page report that details NOPD misconduct. The report concludes that officers routinely use excessive force and the agency has failed to adequately investigate use-of-force complaints.

Okla. Capt. Sues Superior In Islamic Event Flap

February 24, 2011
The Tulsa (Okla.) Police captain reprimanded for declining to send officers to an Islamic center event fired back Wednesday, filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against his supervisor.

Oklahoma Capt. Faces IA Probe for Not Ordering Force To Islamic Event

February 22, 2011
Capt. Paul Fields apparently violated the department's obedience policy, when he declined to send the officers because he said the order conflicted with his personal religious convictions and violated his civil rights.

Atlanta PD Disbands Hard-Charging Gang Unit

February 10, 2011
The Atlanta PD launched Red Dog, which is said to stand for Run Every Drug Dealer Out Of Georgia, during the crack-cocaine epidemic in the 1980s when Atlanta had open-air drug markets and almost weekly drive-by shootings.

Houston TV Station Airs Controversial Arrest Video

February 4, 2011
In June, four of the seven officers involved in the March 24 arrest of Chad Holley were indicted on charges of misdemeanor oppression and violation of civil rights of a prisoner.

N.C. Latin Kings Claim Officers Violated Their Civil Rights

November 8, 2010
The gang alleges the Greensboro PD has "continually harassed members since 2005 because of their race, color or national origin by filing numerous baseless charges against them, subjecting them to discriminatory traffic stops, non-consensual searches and false arrests that use excessive force."

Philly Cop Must Pay Victim's Family

October 26, 2010
The verdict against Officer Marvin Burton came despite three separate investigations by the District Attorney's office, Internal Affairs Division, and the Firearms Discharge Review Board that ruled the shooting justifiable.

Chasing Ghosts In a Civil Rights Era Cop Killing

October 22, 2010

On June 2, 1965, Dep. O'Neal Moore and Dep. David "Creed" Rogers were patrolling near their homes in Varnado, a very small town on the Mississippi border. The deputies were heading for a stop at the Moores' house for dinner. They never tasted the meal.

ACLU Sues Newark PD

September 10, 2010
The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the Newark Police Department, alleging the agency violates the civil rights of its citizens. On Thursday, several City Council members supported the claim.
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