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4 Federally Charged in Killing of Off-Duty LAPD Officer

4 Federally Charged in Killing of Off-Duty LAPD Officer

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said investigators brought the case to Los Angeles County prosecutors, but because District Attorney George Gascón had previously pledged to stop seeking gang enhancements in prosecutions, detectives took the case to federal authorities.

January 14, 2022

Baltimore City Prosecutor Mosby Faces Federal Perjury Charges

WA Democrats Propose Bills to Clarify Police Reform Laws

Law enforcement officials have been critical of the new laws since they went into effect in July, saying officers can no longer respond to certain crimes, such as a mental health crisis or domestic violence dispute; if a crime that has not been committed yet; or cannot arrest a suspect unless the officer witnesses the crime.

January 12, 2022

Facebook Sued Over Politically Motivated Murder of Officer

According to Facebook messages obtained by federal prosecutors, Carrillo met Robert Alvin Justus Jr., the driver of the vehicle from which he is alleged to have opened fire on Underwood, through Facebook groups for the Boogaloo movement.

January 7, 2022

Dershowitz: Former Officer Potter's Conviction is "Dangerous"

Officer Potter, a decorated policewoman with more than two decades of service, simply did not commit a crime. The prosecution conceded that she did not intend to shoot Wright and that she made a mistake by pulling out and firing a gun instead of a Taser.

December 27, 2021

Jury Awards $67 Million to Family of Austin Man Killed by Police

Jurors found that both officers' actions were "objectively unreasonable ... such as that no reasonable officer could have believed that the shooting was lawful," according to court documents. The amount of damages was based on physical pain, mental anguish, loss of companionship, and punitive damages.

December 16, 2021

Man Charged with Trying to Intimidate Judge in Former MN Officer's Trial

Man Charged with Trying to Intimidate Judge in Former MN Officer's Trial

Cortez A. Rice was charged last week with tampering with a judicial officer, a felony, in connection with allegations that he went into the Loring Park condominium building where he thought Judge Regina Chu lived and made comments meant to intimidate her into allowing broadcast coverage of the trial.

December 7, 2021

Families of Slain Parkland Students to be Paid Millions in Settlement Over FBI Inaction
Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against NC Officer Over Fatal OIS

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against NC Officer Over Fatal OIS

In his ruling, Senior U.S. District Judge Graham Mullen said Kerl probably made errors on the day of the shooting. But under the law, he said, they were reasonable ones, making her immune to the claims in the lawsuit.

November 19, 2021

CO City to Pay $15 Million Over In-Custody Death

The tentative agreement amounts to roughly $15 million to be awarded to the family of Elijah McClain, KCNC-TV in Denver first reported Wednesday, citing three unnamed sources familiar with the negotiations.

November 18, 2021

Cook County Judge Grants Restraining Order on Chicago's Vaccine Mandate

Cook County Judge Grants Restraining Order on Chicago's Vaccine Mandate

The judge left intact the requirement that Chicago Police Department officers report their vaccine status and the city’s current policy requiring multiple weekly tests for unvaccinated officers. But his order does stay the Dec. 31 deadline for all officers to be vaccinated.

November 1, 2021

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