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Man Shot by Florida Deputy Awarded $23.1 Million by Jury

February 4, 2016
Sheriff's attorney Summer Barranco said Stephens did not respond to Lin's instructions after he was pulled over for a traffic infraction on his bicycle. Stephens testified that he was a "little bit" high and had marijuana in his shoe at the time of the traffic stop.

Video: Judge Tosses Accused Cop Killer's Lawsuit That Named Fallen Officer as Defendant

February 4, 2016
A lawsuit filed by a man accused of killing an Indianapolis Metro Police Department officer has been thrown out by a federal judge.

Judge Tosses Accused Cop Killer's Lawsuit That Named Fallen Officer as Defendant

February 4, 2016
A lawsuit filed by a man accused of killing an Indianapolis Metro Police Department officer has been thrown out by a federal judge. More Here.

LAPD Officers Fired Over Fatal Pursuit Shooting Sue to be Reinstated

February 1, 2016
Michael Ayala and Leonardo Ortiz were among about two dozen officers who pulled up behind 51-year-old Brian Beaird’s mangled Corvette after he crashed in downtown Los Angeles in 2013, ending a long, high-speed pursuit

Accused Cop Killer Sues Fallen Officer, Indianapolis PD for Excessive Force

January 14, 2016
The man charged with killing Indianapolis Metro Police Officer Perry Renn in July 2014 has now filed a federal lawsuit against Renn, and the City of Indianapolis, alleging the use of excessive force. Major Davis II claims he was irreparably injured. He's demanding almost $7 million dollars in damages.

New York to Appoint Civilian to Monitor Police's Counterterrorism Activity

January 8, 2016
The mayor will appoint an independent civilian to monitor the New York Police Department's counterterrorism activities, lawyers said in court documents on Thursday as they moved to settle a pair of lawsuits over surveillance targeting Muslims.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Police Shooting of Chicago Man

December 29, 2015
The father of Quintonio LeGrier, the 19-year-old man fatally shot by Chicago police as he reportedly charged them with a baseball bat over the weekend, has taken legal action against the city of Chicago.

2 Women Sue Minneapolis Over Police Use of Force During Jamar Clark Shooting Protest

December 29, 2015
Two women who say Minneapolis police officers hit them with nightsticks during a Nov. 18 clash between protesters and law enforcement at the Fourth Precinct police station are suing the city, alleging excessive use of force and violation of their free speech rights.

Officer to Get Over $155K from NYC After Exposing Arrest Quotas

December 8, 2015
New York City will pay out more than $285,000 and clear the record of a police officer who was repeatedly punished by NYPD brass for exposing arrest quotas in a Bronx precinct, his lawyers announced today.

"Clock Kid" Sues Texas City, Police Chief, School for $15 Million Plus Written Apologies

November 23, 2015
A “letter of demand” sent to Mohamed’s former school and city officials by his lawyers—Laney & Bollinger of Plainview, Texas—warns that they will be seeking $15 million and written apologies from Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne and Police Chief Larry Boyd for their handling of the situation.

Michael Brown's Family Gets 2016 Court Date for Wrongful Death Suit

November 23, 2015
A federal judge in St. Louis has scheduled an October 2016 trial in the case of Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden against the city of Ferguson, its former police chief, and former officer Darren Wilson.

Lawsuit Filed Against Fox Lake Officer's Estate

November 13, 2015
A man who says he was "singled out" by police immediately following the September death of Lt. Joe Gliniewicz has filed a lawsuit against the officer's estate and the Village of Fox Lake, Illinois, his lawyer said in a statement Friday.

Colorado Springs Officers No Longer Have to Take Fitness Test After Lawsuit

November 12, 2015
Last Friday the Colorado Springs Police Department agreed to the demands of 12 female officers who filed a civil suit claiming the fitness tests are discriminatory. All the officers were over the age of 40. More Here.

Video: Colorado Springs Officers No Longer Have to Take Fitness Test After Lawsuit

November 12, 2015
Last Friday the Colorado Springs Police Department agreed to the demands of 12 female officers who filed a civil suit claiming the fitness tests are discriminatory. All the officers were over the age of 40.

Milwaukee Gun Store Ordered to Pay $6 Million to Wounded Officers

October 15, 2015
The ruling came in a negligence lawsuit filed by the officers against Badger Guns, a shop in suburban Milwaukee that authorities have linked to hundreds of firearms found at crime scenes. The lawsuit said the shop ignored several warning signs that the gun used to shoot the officers was being sold to a so-called straw buyer who was illegally purchasing the weapon for someone else.

Milwaukee Officers Wounded on Duty Sue Gun Store

October 6, 2015
Milwaukee police officers Bryan Norberg and Graham Kunisch took the stand Monday, recounting the 2009 shooting incident that left them with devastating injuries. Surveillance video shows the officers confronting Julius Burton just before he opened fire on them. More Here.

Video: Milwaukee Officers Wounded on Duty Sue Gun Store

October 6, 2015
Milwaukee police officers Bryan Norberg and Graham Kunisch took the stand Monday, recounting the 2009 shooting incident that left them with devastating injuries. Surveillance video shows the officers confronting Julius Burton just before he opened fire on them.

Overtime For Work on Phones? Judge to Decide in Chicago Case

August 26, 2015
A federal judge is set to decide whether Chicago police officers should have received overtime pay for answering work-related calls and emails after hours, a case that could help clarify what it means for an employee to be off the clock in the age of smartphones.

Family Files Lawsuit Against Wisconsin Agency, Officer for March Fatal Shooting

August 13, 2015
Tony Terrell Robinson Jr. was shot and killed by Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny on March 6, after police said Kenny responded to a report of a possible battery, entered a home where he believed an assault was taking place, and was then allegedly attacked by Robinson in a stairwell.

Alabama Inmate Claims Correction Officers Tortured Him with Snake

July 31, 2015
According to the lawsuit, Redding claims Glenn brought a yellow Burmese python described as being 6 to 7 feet long into the jail. Despite the claims in the suit, Burmese pythons are not venomous.
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