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Federal Court Bars Baltimore Officers from Suing State's Attorney Mosby

May 8, 2018
Monday’s ruling by the federal appeals court overturned a January 2017 decision by U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis, who ruled at the time that charges including malicious prosecution, defamation and invasion of privacy could move forward against Mosby and Assistant Baltimore City Sheriff Samuel Cogen, who wrote the statement of probable cause in the case.

Father of Parkland School Shooting Victim Sues Former SRO

May 1, 2018
Meadow Pollack was one of 17 students and educators killed Feb. 14 in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Now her father is suing the man who was the school resource officer there for wrongful death.

NYPD Sergeant Sues Starbucks Over Assault by Homeless Man

April 26, 2018
But the coffeehouse, not far from the Port Authority Bus Terminal, ignored the warning and that same officer wound up being assaulted by a vagrant — who was angry over the quality of his free croissant, the officer charges in a lawsuit.

Family Sues Woman who Shot, Killed Man Attacking Indiana Officer

April 17, 2018
Witnesses told investigators Holland was overpowering the officer, and that a witness shot Holland in the shoulder after fearing for the officer's life. First aid was administered but Holland was later pronounced dead at Dearborn County Hospital.

Video: Family Sues Woman who Shot, Killed Man Attacking Indiana Officer

April 17, 2018
Witnesses told investigators Holland was overpowering the officer, and that a witness shot Holland in the shoulder after fearing for the officer's life. First aid was administered but Holland was later pronounced dead at Dearborn County Hospital.

Accused Man Sues Baltimore PD After Attempted Murder Charges Dropped

April 10, 2018
A Baltimore man accused of trying to kill a city police officer last summer is now suing the officer and the police department for violating his civil rights, alleging the officer fabricated facts in the case in an "utterly outrageous, offensive and intolerable" manner.

Jury Awards Family $100,000 in Civil Trial of NC Officer Who Fatally Shot Man

April 10, 2018
A jury awarded a family $100,000 Tuesday in the case of a Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC, police officer who fatally shot a man five years ago. The family had asked for $1.1 million.

Judge Allows Suit Over Pointing Guns at Man to Proceed Against CA Officers

April 9, 2018
U.S. District Judge Larry Burns ruled that a jury should decide whether officers were guilty of unreasonable seizure and excessive force on Sept. 9, 2014, when they trained their guns on Demetrice Sightler after he walked onto his balcony.

Last Suit Accusing NYPD of Spying on Muslims Is Settled

April 5, 2018
The last of three major lawsuits over the surveillance of Muslims by the New York Police Department was settled on Thursday, ending years of litigation over a broad, decade-long spying program.

Clark Family Plans to Sue Over Fatal Police Shooting

March 30, 2018
The family also announced Friday the results of an autopsy performed by a specialist they hired. Clark was hit eight times out of the 20 shots reportedly fired, the independent expert reported, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Orange County Votes to Join Feds to Oppose California's 'Sanctuary' Law

March 28, 2018
The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday in a closed-door session to join the federal government in a lawsuit against California over the state "sanctuary" law that went into effect in January.

Jury Awards Massachusetts Officer Over $2 Million in Discrimination Lawsuit

March 28, 2018
A Suffolk County, MA, jury has awarded more than $2 million to a veteran female police officer in Winthrop, finding that the town sexually discriminated and retaliated against her, according to court records.

NYPD Sued Over Removal of Religious Head Coverings for Booking Photos

March 16, 2018
The suit challenges a 2015 NYPD policy requiring that booking photos have an unobstructed view of the subject's head, ears and face, requiring the removal of any headwear. The plaintiffs contend that policy violates the women's freedom of speech, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act and New York state law.

West Virginia Officer Sues State Police Over Pursuit Crash

March 16, 2018
Bluefield police Sgt. Joseph Danieley has filed a complaint against West Virginia State Police and a trooper in connection with the May 2017 crash.

Utah Man Who Nearly Cut Officer's Ear Off Sues Police, Alleging Excessive Force

March 15, 2018
A man who recently pleaded guilty to almost slicing a Salt Lake City police officer's ear off has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against that officer claiming he used excessive force first.

Judge Dismisses "Clock Boy" Ahmed Mohamed's Lawsuit Over Hoax Bomb Arrest

March 15, 2018
In a statement released Wednesday, the city of Irving said that it is "extremely pleased by the court's ruling, which supports the justifiable actions taken by the officers in the matter. We remain committed to ensuring the safety of all Irving residents and schoolchildren."

Utah Officer Justified in Shooting Dog During Search for Missing Child, Court Says

March 14, 2018
“A missing child is a child who is in danger until they are found,” Murphy said. “What happened to Geist was an unfortunate situation, but we believe the court ruled correctly the officer acted in a reasonable manner when he was faced with a dog that was about to attack him.”

Georgia Deputy Had His Ex-Wife Arrested Because He Didn't Like Her Facebook Post

March 9, 2018
Anne King and a friend found themselves behind bars for a few hours in 2015 after reportedly bad-mouthing King's ex-husband, a Georgia deputy, with posts on Facebook. Now King is suing her ex and his colleague for violating her constitutional rights.

California Jail Inmate Paid $5.9 Million Over Injuries Caused by Suicide Attempt

March 7, 2018
"An inmate in the day room told deputies that inmate Garza was standing on his desk in his cell, falling backwards and hitting his head," an action he repeated four to six times, the summary stated.

Justice Department Sues California Over Sanctuary Policies

March 7, 2018
“California, we have a problem,” Sessions told a crowd of about 250 law enforcement officials from the California Peace Officers Association at a meeting in the state's capital city. “A series of actions and events has occurred that directly and adversely impact the work of our federal officers.”
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