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Georgia County Pays Woman $100K to Settle Free Speech Lawsuit Against Police

December 16, 2014
Barnes said she was riding her bike on Austell Road to get butter for her family Easter Sunday when she saw the two officers. She said she cursed at them and flipped them off, and they came after her.

Remington Corrects CNBC Report on Model 700 Rifle Settlement

December 9, 2014
Remington said it issued the press release because the company feels it is important that the terms of the proposed economic settlement be accurately described, and it "does not want its customers to be confused or misled."

Cleveland Officers Sue City Saying Non-Black Officers Treated More Harshly for Shooting Black Suspects

December 2, 2014
Officers involved in a 2012 vehicle pursuit and shooting in Cleveland are suing the city and police officials, alleging racial discrimination.

Cleveland Pays $3 Million to Settle Suit Over Deadly Police Chase, Shooting

November 18, 2014
The city agreed to pay $1.5 million each to the families stemming from the settlement of a federal lawsuit. Attorneys will receive 40 percent of each family's settlement, or $600,000. In total, lawyers will take in $1.2 million of the $3 million Cleveland will pay out.

Planned Operations and Dogs

November 4, 2014

Some SWAT teams have become very adept at using non-lethal tools to neutralize the threat presented by dogs. Retired Cleveland SWAT entry team leader Robert O'Brien says that long before the Hells Angels case and its nearly $2 million in settlements his SWAT team always considered the presence of dogs in its planning. O'Brien's tool of choice for getting the dogs out of the way was the fire extinguisher.

Sued for Shooting a Dog

November 4, 2014

Your biggest fear in a dog shooting lawsuit is punitive damages. While compensatory damages are likely to be covered by your employer, punitive damages are probably coming out of your pocket.

Murdered Girl's Dad Sues Police, Says 'Law Enforcement Failed' in Search

October 27, 2014
A 12-year-old New Jersey girl's estate is claiming local police failed to follow the correct procedures in searching for her, therefore "failing" the murder victim and her family.

Man Sues Baltimore PD for $35 Million Over Use of Force

September 16, 2014

A Baltimore City man is seeking $35 million after he says a police officer beat him up on June 15 for no reason at all. More Here.

Maine Couple Arrested for Videoing Officers Sues Portland Officer

September 16, 2014
The lawsuit, brought with the assistance of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine, says that Jill Walker and Sabatino Scattoloni were charged with obstructing government administration on May 25 in downtown Portland.

Seattle Officers Suing City Say New Policies Play Politics with Their Lives

September 2, 2014
In an open revolt, more than 100 Seattle police officers suing to block new use-of-force polices assert that high-level city, police and union officials privately agree with their contention that the court-ordered changes put them and the public in danger.

Missouri Police Sued for $40 Million Over Actions in Ferguson Protests

August 29, 2014
A group of people caught up in unrest in Ferguson, Mo., after a white officer killed a black teenager, sued local officials on Thursday, alleging civil rights violations through arrests and police assaults with rubber bullets and tear gas.

Los Angeles to Pay $5 Million to Settle Police Shooting Suit

August 21, 2014
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a $5-million settlement with the family of an unarmed National Guard veteran killed on live television in a barrage of gunfire at the end of a wild police pursuit last year in downtown L.A.

Ferguson Lawsuits May Rage for Years

August 19, 2014
The first matter will be the potential criminal and civil actions related to Brown’s death. But legal experts also predict possible litigation stemming from the actions taken by police in Ferguson, lawsuits brought by store owners against the police related to looting, and even the imposition of a curfew.

ACLU Sues to Obtain Mike Brown Shooting Report

August 14, 2014
The ACLU lawsuit says that the incident report is an open record under Missouri law, and that the police department's refusal is either a knowing or purposeful violation of the law.

Mom Sues Police Over TASER Use on 8-Year-Old Girl

August 11, 2014
Pierre (S.D.) PD police are being sued by the mother of an 8-year-old girl, claiming police used excessive force when they used a TASER on the girl during a 2013 incident at their home.

Video: Firefighter's Family Sues KC Officer Over Fatal Shooting

August 7, 2014
The family of a firefighter shot in downtown Kansas City, Mo., last December has filed a wrongful death suit in Jackson County court against off-duty Kansas City Police Officer Donald Hubbard.

Firefighter's Family Sues Kansas City Officer Over Fatal Shooting

August 7, 2014

The family of a firefighter shot in downtown Kansas City, Mo., last December has filed a wrongful death suit in Jackson County court against off-duty Kansas City Police Officer Donald Hubbard, Marriott International, and the Kansas City Downtown Hotel Group LLC. Read More Here.

Justice Department Sues Pennsylvania State Police Over Fitness Test

July 31, 2014
The lawsuit said the use of the tests to screen and select the applicants for the entry-level positions amounted to a pattern of employment discrimination. Much greater percentages of male applicants than female applicants passed the physical fitness tests going back to 2003, it said.

Hundreds of LAPD Officers Sue City Over Labor Issues

July 25, 2014
In a dozen lawsuits, hundreds of Los Angeles police officers claim the city violates fair labor standards by making them work through meal breaks and stiffing them for overtime.

Video: Homeless Woman Sues CHP Over Videoed Force Incident

July 18, 2014
A woman seen on cellphone video being repeatedly punched by a CHP officer on the side of a Los Angeles freeway has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit over the beating, her lawyer announced Thursday.
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