The attorney said he will argue that the charges against Thao are not supported by probable cause. Prosecutors must prove that Thao knew former officer Derek Chauvin and others were going to commit a crime and “intended his presence or actions to further the commission of that crime,” the motion says.
July 31, 2020
The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, alleges that the officers violated Floyd’s constitutional rights. It claims that the city “caused officers [to] act with impunity and without fear of retribution” and failed to properly train police.
July 15, 2020
Actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted on six new charges of disorderly conduct, accusing him of filing false police reports claiming he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack last year.
February 11, 2020
St. Louis County agreed to a $10.25 million settlement with an officer now promoted to lieutenant who had been passed over for promotion and sued the county in a workplace discrimination case.
February 11, 2020
A bill meant to lift police residency requirements for officers in the city of St. Louis was expanded by lawmakers Tuesday night to include all Missouri municipalities, despite opposition from Kansas City.
January 22, 2020
A man was sentenced to serve life in prison Tuesday for the killing Oakland County, MI, Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Overall in 2017.
December 11, 2019
A United States District Judge has ruled that the Chicago Police Department can continue its lawsuit against Jussie Smollett, who falsely claimed he was the victim of a hate crime earlier this year, sparking a massive investigation by the department.
October 23, 2019
Four Chicago officers fired in July over allegations they helped cover up the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald have filed separate lawsuits challenging the decision.
September 19, 2019
A Fort Wayne, IN, man had drugs in his system when investigators say he crashed into a Whitley County sheriff's deputy's car, killing a police dog, according to court documents.
September 12, 2019
“There was no master on the bridge to guide the ship as it floundered through uncharted waters, and it ultimately lost its bearings,” Toomin wrote in the 21-page opinion. “... The unprecedented irregularities identified in this case warrants the appointment of independent counsel to restore the public’s confidence in the integrity of our criminal justice system.”
June 21, 2019
Speaking in court before the sentence was read, Noor said that he had felt "fear" as he pulled the trigger. But when he saw Ruszczyk Damond on the ground, "I knew in an instant that I was wrong."
June 7, 2019
Chicago Police Officer Michael Bailey was shot and killed outside his own home in 2010 only a few weeks before he was to retire.
May 24, 2019
The jury convicted Mohamed Noor of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the killing of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a dual citizen of the United States and Australia, on July 15, 2017.
April 30, 2019
The head of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police joined chiefs from several suburban police departments in calling for Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx to step down following her office's handling of the Jussie Smollett prosecution.
April 4, 2019
After some discussion, Webster invoked Seo's Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.The Indiana Court of Appeals sided with Webster.
March 21, 2019