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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.”

Charlotte Refuses to Settle with Family Over Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting that Sparked Riots

February 28, 2018
“The city has refused to make any settlement offer whatsoever and has rejected all efforts to amicably settle the matter out of court,” said Justin Bamberg, who represents the Scott family.

Baltimore Forces Officers to Stay by Threatening to Sue

February 20, 2018
In order to resign without being sued, officers need to work for years after completing field training.

Jury Awards More Than $37M to Family of Maryland Woman Over Fatal Police Shooting

February 16, 2018
A Baltimore County jury has ruled in favor of the family of Korryn Gaines — and awarded more than $37 million in damages — in the civil lawsuit brought by the family of the Randallstown, MD, woman who was fatally shot by a county police officer after a six-hour standoff in 2016.

Baltimore Officers May Now be Personally Liable for Some Lawsuit Damages

February 7, 2018
The Baltimore police union said that forcing officers to pay up personally was a change in policy by the city. But City Solicitor Andre Davis said Wednesday the policy has not changed and officers have potentially been on the hook for decades in such cases.

IN Trooper Sued for Issuing Ticket to Motorist who Gave Him the Finger

February 5, 2018
The universal single-digit gesture of contempt is now the center of a federal lawsuit May filed last week against the man behind the patrol car’s wheel, Indiana State Police Master Trooper Matt Ames. According to the legal complaint, after seeing May’s middle-finger, Ames went after the driver, issuing him a ticket for “provocation.”

Detroit Police Sued Over 2015 Pursuit Crash That Killed 2 Children

February 2, 2018
Police said the chase began June 24, 2015, after an officer saw somebody in a Camaro with a gun. Officials said the Camaro got up to 95 mph while fleeing officers.

KS Officers Sued Over Fatal Shooting Caused by “Swatting” Call

January 23, 2018
The man who allegedly placed the call, Tyler Barris, 25, is not named in the lawsuit. He is facing criminal charges of involuntary manslaughter, giving a false alarm and interference with a law enforcement officer.

NM Governor Wants to Grant Immunity to Law Enforcement Officers

January 12, 2018
Gov. Susana Martinez plans to push legislation that would grant legal immunity to New Mexico law enforcement officers for actions in the line of duty.

2 IL Cities to Pay Nearly $13 Million Over Pursuit-Related Deaths

January 3, 2018
Ten months later, and less than 5 miles away, off-duty Chicago police Officer David Harris, 42, was driving home after a late shift at work when he, too, died when a speeding car plowed into his vehicle at a South Side intersection.

Chicago Police Union Official Says Lawyers Using City Council as "Blank Check" Over Wrongful Convictions

December 12, 2017
Fraternal Order of Police Vice President Martin Preib spoke during the public comment portion of the City Council Finance Committee meeting, where aldermen approved the money for the four men who each spent some 15 years in prison for a 1994 rape and murder before DNA linked the crime to a convicted killer.

Woman Sues St. Paul Police for K-9 Attack

December 8, 2017
A woman taking out her garbage on Sept. 23 in St. Paul, MN, was attacked by a police K-9 that was on the trail of a burglary suspect and she is now suing because of the incident. More Here.

Video: Woman Sues St. Paul Police for K-9 Attack

December 8, 2017
A woman taking out her garbage on Sept. 23 in St. Paul, MN, was attacked by a police K-9 that was on the trail of a burglary suspect and she is now suing because of the incident.
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