The “diaphragm clause” of the law — which allows for DAs to bring a misdemeanor charge if an officer uses any move during an arrest that could limit breathing — “stands to criminalize the lawful use of force, (and) threatens both police and public safety,” the lawsuit reads.
August 6, 2020
A man accused of murdering an officer with the Weymouth (MA) Police Department in July 2018 will begin trial at the end of February.
February 21, 2020
An officer with the West Deer Township (PA) Police Department has filed suit against two private enterprises after he says he witnessed a man being electrocuted by downed power lines.
February 18, 2020
A grand jury has decided to not file criminal charges against three Jersey City, NJ, police officers who shot two men this summer after mistaking Roman candle bursts for gunshots.
December 26, 2019
Daniel Pantaleo—the former New York City police officer accused in the 2014 death of Eric Garner—filed a wrongful termination lawsuit Wednesday, seeking reinstatement after he was fired from the department in August.
October 24, 2019
The Allegheny County District Attorney's office on Tuesday filed a request for a gag order in the case against a man accused of killing an off-duty Pittsburgh police officer.
September 12, 2019
The Department of Justice will not bring criminal charges against the New York City police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner, citing insufficient evidence, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.
July 16, 2019
A Newark, NJ, police officer has been indicted four months after fatally shooting the driver of a fleeing vehicle during a pursuit caught on the officer’s body cam.
May 22, 2019
The legislation would even extend to those serving life without parole, a group which includes famed criminals such as '90s serial killer Joel Rifkin, the Queens Wendy’s massacre mastermind John Taylor, and Bronx child rapist Clarence Moss.
May 10, 2019
A new state law in New Jersey will let almost all retired law enforcement under age 65 become armed school police officers, including former correctional officers who spent their careers guarding prisons.
March 22, 2019
A Middlesex Superior Court jury Monday found Curtis W. Schondelmeyer made false and defamatory statements about Frissore when he appeared on a 2014 Fox Undercover Investigates report aired on WFXT-Channel 25 titled “Police Payback?”
January 18, 2019
Over the weekend, the East Pittsburgh (PA) Police Department disbanded, less than six months after the fatal officer-involved shooting of 17-year-old Antwon Rose.
December 3, 2018
During a hearing to determine whether or not to extend the appeal hearing of Mumia Abu-Jamal in the fatal 1981 shooting of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, Maureen Faulkner—the officer's widow—rose to her feet to sternly address the judge.
October 30, 2018
A Syracuse man who was awarded $1.5 million for an incident in which he accused police of using excessive force in his arrest has asked the mayor to hire the next police chief from outside the agency.
October 25, 2018
Simone Teagle says her supervisors "gave her so many problems about her requests to pump at work that she developed mastitis, a painful condition that arises when nursing mothers fail to express milk regularly," according to the New York Post.
October 9, 2018