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LAPD Tries To Curb Officer Accidents

January 23, 2012
The Los Angeles Police Department is considering new policies to curb officer traffic accidents to lower the number of lawsuits filed against the department.

Minneapolis Woman Receives $1 Million for Flash-Bang Burns in SWAT Raid

December 13, 2011
Last week, Minneapolis officials called Russell's injuries an accident and said they were reviewing the incident. In a statement, City Attorney Susan Segal said that since the raid, "the manufacturer of the [device] has changed the design to reduce the risk that the device will roll after being deployed."

Friendly Fire Widow Sues City, Late Husband's Fellow Officer

September 12, 2011
The suit by Samantha Jones, the widow of former Officer Jerry Jones, alleges her husband's civil rights were violated, when he was shot while several officers pursued Brian Good, who had attempted to run over his girlfriend with his vehicle.

Lawsuit Claims Illegal Strip Search by Utah Deputy

September 1, 2011
Tamsen Reid, 18, is claiming Dep. Scott R. Womack forced her to strip, show her breasts, and stand in the snow during a traffic stop on Nov. 20, 2010.

NYPD Officer Sued by Illegal Immigrant Who Stabbed Him in the Head

June 7, 2011
A hero NYPD cop was forced to relive the horror of his brush with death Monday under questioning by the psycho who stabbed him in the brain in a Brooklyn subway station.

Denver to Settle Police Abuse Suit for $117K

June 6, 2011
A man who alleged Denver police officers beat him with a flashlight or club in 2008, causing head injuries and collapsing his lung, will get a $117,500 settlement if the City Council approves the payout tonight.

NYC Pays $7 Million To Settle Federal Suit In Sean Bell Shooting

July 28, 2010
The city will pay $3.25 million to the children of Bell's fiance Nicole and $3.9 million to two of Bell's friends who were injured in the shooting. Joseph Guzman will receive $3 million and Trent Benefield will receive $900,000.

Court Says Family Can Sue Sheriff For Allegedly Allowing Estranged Husband of Murder Victim to Keep Gun

March 5, 2009
The North Carolina Court of Appeals has cleared a path for family members of a woman shot to death in a 2004 domestic violence case to pursue their claims that the Chatham County Sheriff's Department did not keep a promise to seize weapons from her estranged husband.

Cover Yourself

January 1, 2005

You can do everything according to policy and still find yourself having to respond to a complaint or prepare a legal defense. It’s not fair; it’s not right; it just is. And when the legal snakes come after you, you’ll need proof that you are a highly trained and professional law enforcement officer.

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