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Chauvin, 3 Other Fired Officers Now Face Federal Charges in Floyd Death

The three-count indictment names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao. Specifically, Chauvin, Thao and Kueng are charged with violating Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure and excessive force. All four officers are charged for their failure to provide Floyd with medical care.

May 7, 2021

Point of Law: Using Pole Cameras for Surveillance

Judge Rules Video from NC OIS Cannot be Released

The decision came after the Pasquotank County district attorney opposed the public release of the video, saying the shooting was justified because he said Brown hit officers with his car be-fore they fired at him.

April 28, 2021

Biden to Push Police Reform in Next Week's Congressional Address

Lawsuit Filed Against Rochester Police for "Culture of Brutality"

The 96-page lawsuit names Mayor Lovely Warren and former Police Chief La’Ron Singletary, who was fired in the fallout from Prude’s death. Other defendants include the city of Rochester, Monroe County and various unidentified police officers, sheriff’s deputies and New York state troopers.

April 7, 2021

Point of Law: Training is No Laughing Matter
TX Deputies Indicted for Manslaughter Over 2019 In-Custody Death

TX Deputies Indicted for Manslaughter Over 2019 In-Custody Death

Former Williamson County sheriff's Deputies J.J. Johnson and Zach Camden are charged with manslaughter after they chased Javier Ambler II, 40, in a 2019 pursuit that started because he failed to dim his headlights, and then used Tasers on him repeatedly while he gasped that he could not breathe and had congestive heart failure. Ambler died minutes later.

March 31, 2021

New York Legalizes Marijuana, Expunging Some Convictions

Supreme Court Hearing Case on When Officers Can Enter Home Without Warrant

The lower courts ruled that police could enter the home and under the so-called the community care-taking exception to the Constitution's warrant requirement. Representing Edward Caniglia, lawyer Shay Dvoretzky said that an exception like that would "eviscerate" the warrant protections of the Fourth Amendment.

March 25, 2021

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