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Supreme Court To Hear Case of Gamblers Who Sued DEA Agent

March 5, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to identify the appropriate venue for professional gamblers to sue a federal agent who seized their money at an airport.

Video: Utah Troopers Sued Over Swallowed Evidence Arrest

September 4, 2012
A Utah private investigator has sued four Utah Highway Patrol troopers, claiming they used excessive force on him at a traffic stop after he swallowed a prescription pill.

Video: Md. Cop, Agency Sued Over OIS

September 4, 2012
The Prince George's County (Md.) Police Department and one of its officers are looking down the barrel of a $10 million lawsuit after video surveillance contradicted an officer's account of a shooting.

NYC Won't Defend Sued Officer

August 3, 2012
New York City has distanced itself from a high-ranking police official accused of firing pepper spray at Occupy Wall Street protesters, taking the unusual step of declining to defend him in a civil lawsuit over the incident.

Report: Calif. Police Didn't Intend To Deceive Public In Homeless Man's Death

February 22, 2012
The Fullerton (Calif.) Police Department didn't deliberately release false information of an old booking photo of a homeless, mentally ill man who died after he was beaten by officers last year, according to an independent monitor.

Ex-Playmate Wins $1.2M Excessive Force Judgment Against NYPD

February 22, 2012
A Manhattan jury awarded former Playboy Playmate Stephanie Adams $1.2 million on Tuesday in an excessive-force judgement against the New York Police Department.

CHP Settles Over Leaked Photos of Young Woman Killed in Crash

January 31, 2012
The photos from the Halloween 2006 accident show 18-year-old Nicole "Nikki" Catsouras maimed and nearly decapitated in her father's mangled Porsche. The pictures were taken by CHP investigators and were never intended for public release but were leaked by two Highway Patrol dispatchers.

Maryland Deputy Not Liable In Stun-Gun Death

January 26, 2012
An former Frederick County (Md.) Sheriff's deputy is not liable for a suspect's death after being hit with a stun gun because his actions were reasonable and he defended himself and others, a federal jury found on Wednesday.

Retired LAPD Captain Co-Founds LE Legal Group

June 17, 2011
Greg Meyer, a retired captain with the Los Angeles Police Department and one-time POLICE Advisory Board member, has co-founded the Association of Certified Litigation Specialists. The group will help provide legal assistance to the law enforcement industry.

Kicked Seattle Teen Demands $450,000, Agency Apology

February 15, 2011
The 17-year-old seen being kicked in the groin, torso and head by a Seattle Police officer has filed a $450,000 claim against the city for pain, suffering and emotional trauma.

Cop Killer's Getaway Driver Sues Four LE Agencies

February 10, 2011
In the suit, Daimen Irizarry claims police from Gilbert, Mesa, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety as well as Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies used excessive force and were negligent when they shot the suspects multiple times in the legs and feet.

Shots Fired: Cleveland, Ohio 04/10/1985

June 24, 2010

A mere eight seconds had passed between the time the uniformed unit pulled up and Paskvan's request for paramedics, time enough for the man to have sustained fatal injuries and Paskvan's life and career path to change substantially.

Liability for Failure to Protect

June 1, 2010

A person can frame a federal lawsuit against an officer under either the "special relationship" doctrine or the "state-created danger" doctrine.

Camden, N.J., Pays $2.25 Million to Family of Missing Children Found Dead After Search

April 28, 2010
Three families whose children suffocated to death after they accidentally locked themselves in the trunk of an old car have received a settlement of $2.25 million from the city of Camden, N.J. after they sued the city claiming the police failed to find the children in time.

High-Tech Troubles

April 6, 2010
Say you're texting another cop about a case. Are these texts discoverable? Freedom of information and open records laws are evolving as we speak. Learn your state's laws and how they apply to you.

Providence Grand Jury Indicts Officer For Assault

February 23, 2010
A grand jury has indicted Providence (R.I.) detective Robert DeCarlo, a 16-year police veteran and a member of the elite robbery squad, Projo.com reports.

Ohio Police Must Defend Justifiable OIS

February 19, 2010
The shooting of the 72-year-old homeowner by Mentor (Ohio) police created an instant storm of community controversy that hasn't been quelled by an investigation calling it justifiable.

No Federal Charges Against Officers in Sean Bell Shooting

February 16, 2010
More than three years after the fatal police shooting of Sean Bell, federal prosecutors have decided not to bring a civil rights case against the New York City police officers involved in the case.

NYPD Officer Testifies Against Fellow Officer In Excessive Force Trial

February 3, 2010
As one of five officers involved in the arrest of Michael Mineo on Oct. 15, 2008 at a Brooklyn subway station, Officer Kevin Maloney testified that he watched Officer Richard Kern poke Mineo in the buttocks with his retractable baton.

BART Agrees To $1.5 Million Settlement In Grant Shooting

January 28, 2010
The lawsuit came as a response to the shooting of 22-year-old Grant by 28-year-old BART officer Johannes Mehserle, who has said he meant to grab his TASER but used his gun instead.
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