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Attorney: 'Arrogant Action' By Deputies To Cost County Millions
August 13, 2012
The attorney representing the family of a man who was fatally shot by Lake County (Fla.) Sheriff's deputies after he pointed a gun at them said the shooting will cost county taxpayers millions.
Mother Sues SF Police Over Son's Death
August 7, 2012
The mother of a Washington state parolee who accidentally shot himself to death during a gunfight with San Francisco police last year has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city.
Video: Wild N.J. Pursuit Triggers $17M Lawsuit
August 3, 2012
A wild police chase on the streets of New Jersey is now taking center stage in a lawsuit filed against Bergen County. It's the officers' actions that are the subject of an investigation.
NYC Won't Defend Sued Officer
August 3, 2012
New York City has distanced itself from a high-ranking police official accused of firing pepper spray at Occupy Wall Street protesters, taking the unusual step of declining to defend him in a civil lawsuit over the incident.
TASER Wins Appeal On Lawsuit's Dismissal
July 11, 2012
A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against TASER that claimed the company was legally required to inform its customers that multiple TASER shots could result in death.
Kelly Thomas' Father Sues Fullerton, Officers
July 5, 2012
The father of the homeless man who was fatally beaten by Fullerton (Calif.) Police officers filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city and six officers on the anniversary of his son's death.
$6.6M Paid To Settle LAPD Crash Death
July 2, 2012
The Los Angeles City Council has agreed to pay $6.6 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from a fatal crash involving a speeding Los Angeles Police Department officer.
Pursuit Suspect's Family Sues NYPD
June 28, 2012
The family of a fugitive who was shot and killed by New York Police Department officers after a three-mile pursuit through the Bronx has accused the department of causing his wrongful death.
UC Davis Pepper Spray Report Must Include Officers' Names
June 26, 2012
A judge has ruled that the names of the UC Davis police officers involved in last November's pepper spraying incident must be released to the public.
Video: N.J. Admits Unreasonable Force On Disabled Man
June 4, 2012
The New Jersey State Police have acknowledged that troopers used unreasonable force on a mentally disabled man during a May 16, 2009 traffic stop.
Family of Fatally Shot Teen Sues L.A. for $120M
April 17, 2012
The family of 19-year-old Abdul Arian, who was shot and killed by Los Angeles Police last week, filed a claim on Monday seeking $120 million—or $1 million for each bullet they say LAPD officers fired at the young man.
Video: Nev. Chief Retires After Settlement With Diabetic Man
February 21, 2012
Henderson (Nev.) Police Chief Jutta Chambers announced her decision to retire March 1—two weeks after the City Council approved a $257,000 settlement for the family of a diabetic man for a rough arrest.
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.
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