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Baltimore Forces Officers to Stay by Threatening to Sue

February 20, 2018
In order to resign without being sued, officers need to work for years after completing field training.

Jury Awards More Than $37M to Family of Maryland Woman Over Fatal Police Shooting

February 16, 2018
A Baltimore County jury has ruled in favor of the family of Korryn Gaines — and awarded more than $37 million in damages — in the civil lawsuit brought by the family of the Randallstown, MD, woman who was fatally shot by a county police officer after a six-hour standoff in 2016.

Baltimore Officers May Now be Personally Liable for Some Lawsuit Damages

February 7, 2018
The Baltimore police union said that forcing officers to pay up personally was a change in policy by the city. But City Solicitor Andre Davis said Wednesday the policy has not changed and officers have potentially been on the hook for decades in such cases.

IN Trooper Sued for Issuing Ticket to Motorist who Gave Him the Finger

February 5, 2018
The universal single-digit gesture of contempt is now the center of a federal lawsuit May filed last week against the man behind the patrol car’s wheel, Indiana State Police Master Trooper Matt Ames. According to the legal complaint, after seeing May’s middle-finger, Ames went after the driver, issuing him a ticket for “provocation.”

Detroit Police Sued Over 2015 Pursuit Crash That Killed 2 Children

February 2, 2018
Police said the chase began June 24, 2015, after an officer saw somebody in a Camaro with a gun. Officials said the Camaro got up to 95 mph while fleeing officers.

KS Officers Sued Over Fatal Shooting Caused by “Swatting” Call

January 23, 2018
The man who allegedly placed the call, Tyler Barris, 25, is not named in the lawsuit. He is facing criminal charges of involuntary manslaughter, giving a false alarm and interference with a law enforcement officer.

NM Governor Wants to Grant Immunity to Law Enforcement Officers

January 12, 2018
Gov. Susana Martinez plans to push legislation that would grant legal immunity to New Mexico law enforcement officers for actions in the line of duty.

2 IL Cities to Pay Nearly $13 Million Over Pursuit-Related Deaths

January 3, 2018
Ten months later, and less than 5 miles away, off-duty Chicago police Officer David Harris, 42, was driving home after a late shift at work when he, too, died when a speeding car plowed into his vehicle at a South Side intersection.

Chicago Police Union Official Says Lawyers Using City Council as "Blank Check" Over Wrongful Convictions

December 12, 2017
Fraternal Order of Police Vice President Martin Preib spoke during the public comment portion of the City Council Finance Committee meeting, where aldermen approved the money for the four men who each spent some 15 years in prison for a 1994 rape and murder before DNA linked the crime to a convicted killer.

Woman Sues St. Paul Police for K-9 Attack

December 8, 2017
A woman taking out her garbage on Sept. 23 in St. Paul, MN, was attacked by a police K-9 that was on the trail of a burglary suspect and she is now suing because of the incident. More Here.

Video: Woman Sues St. Paul Police for K-9 Attack

December 8, 2017
A woman taking out her garbage on Sept. 23 in St. Paul, MN, was attacked by a police K-9 that was on the trail of a burglary suspect and she is now suing because of the incident.

Mosby Argues for Immunity Against Lawsuit by Officers Prosecuted for Freddie Gray Death

December 8, 2017
Arguments on the lawsuit are being heard before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond. Mosby is asking the court to overturn a judge’s decision to allow parts of the officers’ lawsuit against her to go to trial.

Philando Castile's Girlfriend Settles Lawsuit for $800K

November 29, 2017
The St. Anthony (MN) City Council, facing “threatened litigation,” voted Tuesday night to pay Diamond Reynolds and her young daughter a $675,000 settlement in connection with the 2016 police shooting of Philando Castile.

NY Family Paid $4.5 Million to Settle Lawsuits Over Police Shooting of Hostage

November 28, 2017
Andrea Rebello, 21, of Tarrytown, New York, was fatally shot by an officer during a botched home invasion that also killed the gunman.

Utah Jury Rules Sheriff’s Sergeant was Justified in Shooting Woman After Chase

November 13, 2017
A Utah jury has rejected a claim in a lawsuit that a Morgan County Sheriff’s sergeant used excessive force when he shot a woman in the left eye at the end of a 2012 police chase.

Texas Back In Federal Court Over Anti-"Sanctuary Cities" Law

November 7, 2017
Attorneys for the state of Texas were set to head back before the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Tuesday to defend the state’s new immigration enforcement law, Senate Bill 4, against charges that the measure is discriminatory and violates the U.S. Constitution.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

October 16, 2017

If you respond to a call involving a suicidal person who's not
endangering anyone else, it might be best to not intervene.

Minneapolis Police Lieutenant Sues Mayor for Defamation

October 16, 2017
A high-profile Minneapolis police officer has filed suit against Mayor Betsy Hodges, accusing her of branding him a racist and damaging his career. More Here.

Video: Minneapolis Police Lieutenant Sues Mayor for Defamation

October 16, 2017
A high-profile Minneapolis police officer has filed suit against Mayor Betsy Hodges, accusing her of branding him a racist and damaging his career.

Man Sues Ohio City for Arresting Him Over Parody Police Facebook Page

October 11, 2017
A man charged with and acquitted of a felony for creating a Facebook page that parodied a suburban Cleveland police department is suing the city, saying it violated his right to free speech
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