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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

CA Officer Awarded $4.8 Million in Disability Discrimination Suit

October 9, 2017
A Los Angeles jury has awarded $4.8 million to a former South Pasadena police officer who alleged he was fired by the city because of a disability.

Judge Rules Injured Officer Cannot Sue Black Lives Matter

September 29, 2017
Black Lives Matter is a social movement and therefore can't be sued, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

Widow of Murdered PA Trooper Sues Parents of His Killer

September 25, 2017
The parents of convicted cop-killer Eric Matthew Frein were aware of and fostered their son’s disdain for law enforcement that led to his slaying of Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II outside the Blooming Grove barracks three years ago, the officer’s widow alleges in a lawsuit.

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.
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