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Seattle PD Lawsuit: Calling Out Goliath

June 21, 2014

Late last month 126 officers of the Seattle Police Department decided it was time to stand up and challenge Goliath, in this case the federal government. Instead of a sling and a stone, they wielded a lawsuit.

Seattle Responds to Officers' Use-of-Force Policy Lawsuit

June 19, 2014
But in alerting U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman to the prior finding, the notice gave Pechman an option to keep the case, transfer it to the other judge, U.S. District Judge James Robart, or consult with him on what course to take.

N.Y. Cameraman Settles Suit Against Police Over Arrest for Taping Officer

June 18, 2014
A freelance videographer has settled a civil rights lawsuit against the Suffolk County (N.Y.) Police Department, after he was arrested following an order by a police sergeant to stop taping the arrest of a suspect.

Video: Michigan Family Sues 20 Officers, Says Mother's Murder was Covered Up

June 12, 2014
Her children believe she was murdered and police in both Grosse Pointe Farms and Grosse Pointe Woods say there’s no evidence to suggest Romain’s death was anything other than a suicide.

Michigan Family Sues 20 Officers, Says Mother's Murder was Covered Up

June 12, 2014

Her children believe she was murdered and police in both Grosse Pointe Farms and Grosse Pointe Woods say there’s no evidence to suggest Romain’s death was anything other than a suicide. Read Full Story Here.

Judge Rules for San Jose Officers in Civil Rights Case

June 3, 2014
The ruling Friday by Judge Beth McGowen comes after Air Force veteran Michael Fujikawa sued the city, claiming his only violation during the downtown traffic stop was of an unwritten rule barring "contempt of cop."

Wife of Florida Officer Killed Escorting Obama Sues

May 29, 2014
Jupiter Police Officer Bruce St. Laurent died during a 2012 visit by Obama to Florida.

Baltimore Officers Being Sued by Vegetarians

May 27, 2014
A group of food activist have filed lawsuits against two Baltimore city police officers for not allowing them to hand out leaflets in 2011 protest action.

Supreme Court Revives Louisiana TASER Lawsuit

May 20, 2014
The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a lower court to take a new look at a case involving repeated police use of a Taser stun gun on a handcuffed Louisiana man who later died.

Family of N.Y. Student Killed in Hostage Incident Sues Officer, Agency

May 19, 2014
The family of a Hofstra University student who was killed during a hostage incident last May is suing the officer who fired the fatal shot, the department that employed him, and Nassau County, N.Y.

Widow of Colorado Officer Sues Agency, Officer Over Friendly Fire Death

May 9, 2014
The widow of a Lakewood, Colo., police officer is suing the SWAT officer who shot and killed her husband, the City of Lakewood, the police department, the police chief, and several officers.

Jury Awards More Than $12 Million to Injured LAPD Recruits

May 6, 2014
A jury Monday awarded more than $12 million to a group of former Los Angeles police recruits who were forced out of the LAPD after suffering injuries in the department's training academy.

Minnesota Police Groups Sue NFL Over Weapons Ban at Stadiums

February 19, 2014
The National Football League has been slapped with a lawsuit by two Minnesota law enforcement organizations challenging its authority to prohibit off-duty officers from bringing guns into stadiums.

Calif. Officers Accused of Beating Deaf Man

February 18, 2014
A newly filed lawsuit alleges officers from the Hawthorne (Calif.) Police Department beat a deaf man and shocked him with a Taser as he tried to sign that he couldn't hear.

Detroit Bankruptcy Judge Allows Suit Over Slain Officer to Proceed

January 30, 2014
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes lifted the stay order — with conditions — on Tuesday for Deborah Ryan of Canton, who is suing the Detroit Police Department over the 2009 shooting death of her daughter, a police officer.

Loser of Police Force Lawsuit Must Pay Court Costs

January 27, 2014
Elizabeth Evon Nichols, an Occupy Portland protester who was pepper sprayed by a Portland police officer in fall 2011, sued the city for excessive force and lost. Now she must pay the city $7,116 in court costs.

TASER Awarded Permanent Injunction and Judgment Against Karbon Arms for Patent Infringement

January 14, 2014
TASER International today announced that the United States District Court for the District of Delaware entered a final judgment on January 10, 2014 in the patent infringement litigation entitled TASER International v. Karbon Arms, LLC awarding TASER a permanent injunction. The Court's final judgment decreed that Karbon Arms' MPID and MPID-C conducted electrical weapons infringe TASER's U.S. Patent Numbers 6,999,295; 7,782,592 and 7,800,885.

St. Louis Chief Calls for FBI Investigation of Deadly Force Incident

December 19, 2013
in a rare move, Police Chief Sam Dotson has requested that the FBI review his department’s handling of an officer-involved shooting that killed a 25-year-old man.

Oakland Pays Occupy Protesters $693K to Settle Excessive Force Claims

December 12, 2013
The payouts come less than six months after the city approved $2 million in settlements to resolve lawsuits accusing police of mistreating protesters at Occupy and BART demonstrations.

Va. Sheriff's Office Denied Immunity in Standoff Fire Lawsuit

November 11, 2013
The Sullivan County (Va.) Sheriff’s Office’s lost its bid for immunity against being sued for burning down a mobile home during a botched standoff two years ago.
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