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WA Jury Awards $15 Million to Family of Man Killed in SWAT Incident

July 17, 2017
A federal court jury in Seattle has awarded nearly $15 million to the family and 9-year-old son of a man who a SWAT sniper shot and killed in Fife, WA, finding police had no reason to use deadly force.

Jury Awards WI Family $7 Million Over Fatal Police Shooting of Suicidal Woman

July 14, 2017
A jury found two Madison, WI, police officers used "unreasonable force" when they shot and killed a 26-year-old woman who was pointing a gun at her head during a 2014 incident. The jury also awarded her family $7 million in damages following the Thursday verdict.

ACLU Sues Ohio Police Over Pepper Spraying of Anti-Trump Protesters

July 13, 2017
The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has sued Columbus police for three protesters pepper-sprayed in the face during a Jan. 30 rally against Trump administration policies.

Judge Rules CO Agency's Fitness Test Discriminates Against Female Officers

July 13, 2017
The test "shamed and ostracized" the 12 plaintiffs - many of them decorated officers with decades of service - while providing "meaningless" results, ruled U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch.

Baton Rouge Officer Sues Black Lives Matter Claiming "Incitement" of Deadly Ambush Attack Last Year

July 10, 2017
A federal lawsuit accuses Black Lives Matter and five of the movement's leaders of inciting violence that led to a gunman's deadly ambush of police officers in Baton Rouge last summer.

Baltimore Businesses Destroyed During Riots Sue City Officials for Failing to Prevent Violence

June 22, 2017
Dozens of Baltimore business owners are suing city officials, including the police department and former Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, saying they mishandled the city's response to the rioting in 2015.

Judge Approves Ferguson Settlement With Michael Brown Family

June 21, 2017
A federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement for an undisclosed sum in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown over his 2014 fatal shooting by a Ferguson Police officer.

Settlement Imminent in Brown Family’s Lawsuit Against Ferguson and Officers

June 20, 2017
The family of Michael Brown, the city of Ferguson, former Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson and former police Officer Darren Wilson are nearing settlement of a lawsuit over Brown’s 2014 fatal shooting by Wilson, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Activists Sue to Force Chicago PD into Court Supervised Reform

June 16, 2017
About 15 lawyers from Chicago and New York filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Chicago on behalf of six plaintiffs who allege they were victims of excessive force and other abuses at the hands of Chicago police. The plaintiffs also include groups such as Black Lives Matter Chicago.

Video: Autistic FL Man’s Family Sues Officers, City Over Interrogation Following Shooting of His Caretaker

June 6, 2017
An autistic man's family is suing the city of North Miami, FL, and four police officers, claiming the disabled man's civil rights were violated when he was interrogated after authorities shot his caretaker.

Autistic FL Man’s Family Sues Officers, City Over Interrogation Following Shooting of His Caretaker

June 6, 2017
An autistic man's family is suing the city of North Miami, FL, and four police officers, claiming the disabled man's civil rights were violated when he was interrogated after an officer shot his caretaker. 

MN City Pays $1.75 Million to Family of Woman Killed by Officer in 2014

June 6, 2017
The City of Chaska, MN, has agreed to a $1.75 million settlement with the family of Dawn Pfister, a woman killed by a Chaska police officer in 2014.

Video: MN City Pays $1.75 Million to Family of Woman Killed by Officer in 2014

June 6, 2017
The City of Chaska, MN, has agreed to a $1.75 million settlement with the family of Dawn Pfister, a woman killed by a Chaska police officer in 2014.

Slain Police Chief's Widow Sues Fugitive's Wife, Son

June 2, 2017
The widow of a Pennsylvania police chief slain in 1980 is suing the wife of the FBI fugitive in the case, saying she may have helped hide the suspect from authorities a decade or more after the shooting.

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Deputies in Excessive Force Case

May 30, 2017
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that an appeals court had used the wrong standard in sustaining a $4 million judgment against two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies.

Black Lives Matter Activist Sues LAPD for $4 Million

May 11, 2017
The suit, filed this week, alleges that Akili was falsely imprisoned, unjustly assaulted, arrested without probable cause and subject to lies "concocted" by police at the highest levels of the department, and "outrageous conduct" that caused him emotional distress.

Video: Denver Paying Family of Teen Killed in Police Shooting Close to $1 Million

April 14, 2017
Hernandez was behind the wheel of a stolen car when she was shot and killed by Denver Police in 2015. Investigators said she was driving the car toward two officers, who opened fire.

Denver Paying Family of Teen Killed in Police Shooting Close to $1 Million

April 14, 2017
Hernandez was behind the wheel of a stolen car when she was shot and killed by Denver Police in 2015. Investigators said she was driving the car toward two officers, who opened fire.

Family of Cop Killer who was Killed by NY Officer Sues Agency

April 10, 2017
The family of a man killed by a Johnson City (NY) Police officer after shooting and killing another officer is suing Binghamton and Johnson City, alleging that officers didn't follow police protocol when they responded to the incident and purposefully suppressed information after the fact.

Video: Family of Cop Killer who was Killed by NY Officer Sues Agency

April 10, 2017
The family of a man killed by a Johnson City (NY) Police officer after shooting and killing another officer is suing Binghamton and Johnson City, alleging that officers didn't follow police protocol when they responded to the incident and purposefully suppressed information after the fact.
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