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Search Result: Cops Getting Sued

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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.

TASER International’s 100th Lawsuit Dismissal Won on Summary Judgment

November 23, 2009
TASER International has won a major lawsuit. The company announced that on Nov. 20, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California entered an order and judgment for TASER in the arrest-related-death lawsuit titled Rosa v. TASER International, et al., granting TASER's motion for summary judgment.

NYPD Panel to Scour Lawsuits for Police Misconduct

November 5, 2009
The NYPD is trying to track down bad cops by looking for clues in big-bucks civil cases alleging police misconduct, the Daily News has learned.

South Gate Settles Officer Discrimination Claim For $18 Million

October 7, 2009
The California city of South Gate has paid out $18 million to a group of 16 officers who said they faced racially motivated discrimination as a result of their association with a Latino police official who left the department in 2002, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Fired Oakland Officer Files Gender-Bias Suit

October 6, 2009
Karla Rush's actions were similar to that of her male counterparts, her attorney is quoted telling the news outlet. Rush was one of four officers fired in April for telling judges that substances seized from suspects had tested positive in the crime lab as narcotics, when they had not.

Arpaio's Deputy Chief Files Discrimination Suit

August 25, 2009
The first and only Mexican-American promoted to deputy chief in the Sheriff's Office has filed a federal race and age discrimination complaint against Maricopa County for allegedly withholding his pay raise. Paul Chagolla, an outspoken critic of the Board of Supervisors and the county's administration, says he was promoted from captain nine months ago, but he is being retaliated against.

California Agency Loses "Sexual Conquest" Lawsuit

June 10, 2009
The city of Hayward will pay nearly $5 million to 14 female Police Department employees who accused male supervisors of regarding them as "fair game for potential sexual conquests" and said male officers talked of "converting" their lesbian colleagues, attorneys in the case said today.

LAPD Officer Awarded $2.25 Million in Harassment Case

November 21, 2008
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday awarded $2.25 million to a police officer who said she was discriminated against and sexually harassed by her male colleagues and supervisors, and then retaliated against when she complained.

The State of American Law Enforcement - A Love-Hate Relationship

April 1, 2008

"My brother told me, 'If you want everyone to love you, join the fire department. If you want half the people to love you but half the people to hate you, go ahead and be on the police department.'" — Officer Michael Pecha, Omaha (Neb.) Police Department.

Work Safer, Get Sued Less

March 24, 2008
It's simple: what gets you hurt also gets you sued. Actually, it's not simple at all, but it's still true.

Will I Get Sued?

November 1, 2007

Years ago when I was attending my police academy recruit training, one of the many questions my fellow recruits and I pondered was: Will I get sued? In my case, the answer turned out to be, "Yes." And several times at that!

Making a Federal Case

September 1, 2005

The overwhelming majority of lawsuits filed against police officers and their agencies include both state and federal causes of action.

Liability: Staying Off the Hook

September 1, 2005

A process server has dropped a summons and complaint notice in your hand. You’re being sued for something that the plaintiff claims you did on the job.

Rethinking Reaction Time

December 1, 2004

When you survive an armed threat, you're certain not to remember much of what happened because of the intense stress and trauma of having your life on the line. And what you do remember may be distressingly puzzling.

Five Minutes to Live

November 1, 2004

Educating cops how to save themselves and others in dire medical emergencies when seconds count is the goal of a new interactive training program from the The Backup Training Corp.

Avoiding De Facto Arrests

August 1, 2003

If police take someone from one location and transport him or her involuntarily to a police facility for investigation, this will be considered a de facto arrest. Without probable cause, that arrest will be unlawful, with predictable consequences for both evidence suppression and civil liability.

How to...Start a SWAT Team

March 1, 2003

Somewhere between the images, the perceptions, and accusations lies a truth: If ever an entity embodied the philosophy of "hope for the best, but plan for the worst," it is the SWAT unit.

How to...Start a K-9 Unit

February 1, 2003

Initiating your agency’s first K-9 unit is a daunting task. If you’re willing to accept this challenge, then the first thing you need is the support of your department.

On the Cutting Edge

October 1, 2002

No department would dare let said officer hit the street without training and instruction in policies governing the use of a pistol. Many PDs even have policies regarding the use of flashlights. But in most departments an edged weapon/cutting tool clipped to the pocket of the officer's duty pants flies under the radar.

Your Choices

June 2, 2002

What accounts for the difference between the high producers and the lower ones? Simple. The high producers have made different choices than the others.

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