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Alabama Inmate Claims Correction Officers Tortured Him with Snake

July 31, 2015
According to the lawsuit, Redding claims Glenn brought a yellow Burmese python described as being 6 to 7 feet long into the jail. Despite the claims in the suit, Burmese pythons are not venomous.

Video: Chicago Police Sued Over High-Speed Pursuit

July 23, 2015
A total of 20 Chicago police officers are being sued over a chase that resulted in the death of a 13-month-old boy.

Chicago Police Sued Over High-Speed Pursuit

July 23, 2015

A total of 20 Chicago police officers and the City of Chicago are being sued over a chase that resulted in the death of a 13-month-old boy. More Here.

Occupy Protester Gets $50K Settlement for Pepper Spraying by NYPD Officer

July 21, 2015
An NYPD deputy inspector's notorious pepper-spraying of Occupy Wall Street protesters in 2011 has resulted in an additional $50,001 settlement.

NYPD Settles with Eric Garner's Estate for $5.9 Million

July 14, 2015
"Following a judicious review of the claim and facts of this case, my office was able to reach a settlement with the estate of Eric Garner that is in the best interests of all parties," said New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, whose office is charged with settling claims against the city.

Fired Muslim Tennessee Trooper Seeks Damages

July 13, 2015
A Sunni Muslim state trooper who convinced a judge he was fired for his faith now wants the Tennessee Department of Safety to pay a financial price for its discrimination.

LAPD Chief to be Deposed in Ezell Ford Shooting Lawsuit

July 7, 2015
Police Chief Charlie Beck will have to take questions, in a formal deposition, from the attorney for the family of 25-year-old Ezell Ford, who was killed by police in August. Ford's parents are suing the city, the department and the officers involved. The trial is set for November.

Muslim Woman Sues Michigan Agency for Making Her Remove Hijab for Photos

July 2, 2015
Maha Aldhalimi of Wayne County said that a police officer arrested her on Sept. 15, 2004, after spotting her in a no-parking zone outside a Wal-Mart store in Dearborn. After checking her license and registration, the officer said she "had a warrant for her arrest for an unpaid parking violation."

Michigan Officer Sues Agency Over Suspension, Allegations of Brutality

July 2, 2015
Inkster, Mich., police officer Phillip (Chuck) Randazzo, 44, is suing his employer after it released video and suspended him in connection with the highly publicized Floyd Dent arrest and subsequent allegations of police brutality, according to the complaint filed Monday in Wayne County Circuit Court.

Cleveland Officer Can Sue City for Wrongful Suspension Over Facebook Posts

June 25, 2015
U.S. District Judge Christopher Boyko, in an order issued Monday, wrote that Sgt. Johnny Hamm has a "plausible claim for deprivation" of his right to due process, if what Hamm alleges is true. Boyko wrote that the complaint over the Facebook posts was lodged by police Chief Calvin Williams and decided at a disciplinary hearing that was also presided over by the chief.

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
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