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Illinois Officer Sues Agency Over Pregnancy Discrimination

September 22, 2017
A Frankfort, IL, police officer has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the police department refused to modify her duties when she became pregnant, wouldn't provide a protective vest that covered her growing belly and then forced her to take unpaid leave months before she gave birth.

ACLU Sues St. Louis Over Police Actions During Stockley Verdict Protests

September 22, 2017
The ACLU has filed suit against the city of St. Louis for what it calls "unlawful and unconstitutional" actions by police during protests of the Stockley verdict.

Court Rules Against Seattle Officers in Use-of-Force Policy Lawsuit

September 19, 2017
A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday unanimously voted to uphold the Seattle Police Department's policy that regulates the use of force by officers, dismissing the argument that it infringed on the cops' Second Amendment rights.

Man Sues FL Sheriff Who Threatened Arrests at Shelters During Hurricane Irma

September 11, 2017
A man who claims he was denied entry to a shelter unless he underwent a background check is suing Polk County, FL, Sheriff Grady Judd, who got national attention after saying on Twitter he would jail anyone with an outstanding warrant who tried to seek shelter from Hurricane Irma.

Illinois Attorney General Sues Chicago to Force Police Reform, Mayor Approves

August 31, 2017
Joining state Attorney General Lisa Madigan in announcing the lawsuit, was Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, reversing his position on whether the city needs strict federal court oversight to make significant changes in the troubled police department.

2 Seattle Officers Sue Socialist Councilmember for Comments Over Fatal OIS

August 23, 2017
Two Seattle police officers Scott Miller and Michael Spaulding are suing city councilmember Kshama Sawant as an individual for damaging their reputations with comments about a fatal officer-involved shooting.

Risk Management for Law Enforcement

August 7, 2017

Law enforcement agencies and officers face considerable liability when things go bad during operations, so mitigating this risk is critically important.

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.
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