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North Carolina Officer Sues Starbucks Over Burns from Free Coffee

May 5, 2015
Kohr and his wife are suing the coffee giant, claiming that a lid popped off the cup of coffee he ordered at the Starbucks on Peace Street and the cup folded in on itself. They are seeking $50,000, including damages, attorney fees and medical costs.

Michael Brown's Family Files Wrongful-Death Lawsuit

April 23, 2015
The parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer in August, are suing the city of Ferguson, Mo., for wrongful death.

Fired African-American Officer Sues Washington Town for $5 Million

April 21, 2015
Gerry Pickens, 28, alleges he suffered racist jokes, different treatment from the entirely white rest of the force and an undeserved dismissal at the end of his first-year probationary period with the Orting Police Department.

Massachusetts State Police Sued in Shooting of Mentally Ill Man

April 14, 2015
The complaint, filed by Justiniano's younger sister Damaris Justiniano against Colonel Timothy P. Alben, the head of the Massachusetts State Police, and the involved trooper, a 25-year veteran, alleges that Alben failed to provide the agency with "policies, procedures and equipment allowing citizens with mental health crises to be treated through humane, nonlethal means."

Mistaken For Fugitive, Man Sues Connecticut Police

April 6, 2015
Santos spent three weeks in jail awaiting extradition to Connecticut before the mistake was discovered. Now, the Bronx man is charging in a federal lawsuit that Enfield, Conn., police violated his civil rights.

4 Journalists Arrested During Ferguson Protests Sue Police

March 31, 2015
Four journalists arrested during last summer's Ferguson protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown filed a federal lawsuit Monday against St. Louis County police and 20 of its officers, accusing them of violating the reporters' civil rights and unjustifiably detaining them.

Video: Dallas Officers Shoot Man Wielding Screwdriver

March 17, 2015
Two Dallas police officers shot Jason Harrison, 38, at his home on June 14. Police said at the time that Harrison’s mother told them he was making “violent threats” and that Harrison, who was armed with a screwdriver, became aggressive when the officers ordered him to drop it.

Dallas Officers Shoot Man Wielding Screwdriver

March 17, 2015

Two Dallas police officers shot Jason Harrison, 38, at his home on June 14. Police said at the time that Harrison’s mother told them he was making “violent threats” and that Harrison, who was armed with a screwdriver, became aggressive when the officers ordered him to drop it. More Here.

Fight Over Body Cam Footage Begun in Florida

March 10, 2015
As more police departments equip their officers with body-worn cameras, the question of who gets access to that footage—and at what cost—is fast becoming a new frontier in open-records policy.

Sheriffs Sue Colorado Over Legal Marijuana

March 6, 2015
Sheriffs from Colorado and neighboring states Kansas and Nebraska say in a lawsuit that Colorado's marijuana law creates a "crisis of conscience" by pitting the state law against the Constitution and puts an economic burden on other states

California Officers Sue, Claim Agency Retaliated After They Complained About Ticket Quotas

March 5, 2015

Six Whittier, Calif., police officers are suing the city, saying they faced retaliation when they complained and refused to meet alleged ticket and arrest quotas. More Here.

Video: California Officers Sue, Claim Agency Retaliated After They Complained About Ticket Quotas

March 5, 2015
Six Whittier, Calif., police officers are suing the city, saying they faced retaliation when they complained and refused to meet alleged ticket and arrest quotas.

Family Expected to Sue FBI Over Shooting Death of Tsarnaev Associate

March 3, 2015
The Council on American Islamic Relations Florida filed the notice of the Todashev family's intention to sue on Monday.

Video: Cleveland Blames Boy for Own Death, Then Apologizes

March 2, 2015
Mayor Frank Jackson of Cleveland apologized for the language in the city's response to the civil lawsuit filed by the family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Jackson called the document's phrasing inappropriate and insensitive to Rice and his family.

Court Rules Officer Who Spoke Out Against Arrest Quotas Can Sue NYPD

February 27, 2015
A federal appeals court on Thursday reinstated a lawsuit by an NYPD officer, who claims he was punished for speaking out against arrest and ticket quotas.

Colorado Residents File Lawsuit to Block Legal Marijuana

February 20, 2015
Colorado already is being sued by two neighboring states for legalizing marijuana. Now, the state faces groundbreaking lawsuits from its own residents, who are asking a federal judge to order the new recreational industry to close.

Feds Expected to Sue Ferguson Police Department for Racial Discrimination

February 19, 2015
The Justice Department is preparing to bring a lawsuit against the Ferguson (Mo.) Police Department over what it believes to be a pattern of racially discriminatory tactics used by officers, if the police department does not agree to make changes on its own.

Muslim Woman Sues Michigan Agency for Making Her Remove Face Covering

January 23, 2015
A Muslim woman filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing Dearborn Heights, Mich., police of violating her constitutional rights by making her remove her Islamic head scarf after they arrested her for driving on a suspended license.

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."
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