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
The qualified immunity doctrine is used in state and federal court, so it's unclear how a city can revoke the potential protection it provides to officers.
March 30, 2021
The lawsuit was filed Thursday by civil rights attorney Ben Crump in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
March 26, 2021
The court determined that in order to sue for excessive force under the Fourth Amendment, it is not necessary for a plaintiff to have been physically seized by law enforcement.
March 25, 2021
In a 27-page complaint, the family says that Daniel Prude's death, and alleged attempts by the department and city officials to later cover it up, violated his constitutional rights protecting against unreasonable search and seizure. Officials also failed to adequately respond to his medical condition, the complaint states.
March 10, 2021
U.S. District Judge John F. Walter ruled against county attorneys who argued the deputies' names should remain under seal because releasing them would make their personal information, including addresses, accessible online and possibly make them targets for hackers.
March 9, 2021
“Pierce County knowingly put Deputy McCartney in the untenable position of responding without any immediate back-up,” part of the lawsuit said. “But for Pierce County’s failure to properly staff and train its deputies, Daniel McCartney would likely still be alive.”
February 16, 2021
“We are now united in a coalition that is resolved to end this get-out-of-jail free card for bad cops,” Ben Cohen told reporters during the briefing. “It is now time to shift from protest to policy.”
January 27, 2021
Anderson’s order rejected the city of Minneapolis’ attempt to throw out the lawsuit because the city said residents lacked standing to sue.
November 26, 2020
The 203-page lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court on behalf of 60 people who claim they were victimized by officers during protests
November 19, 2020
According to the complaint, Sydanmaa was disciplined three times for separate posts on Hussle, the allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and how Japan deals with the practice of Islam.
November 17, 2020
Lt. Daniel Sisk, a spokesman for the Graham police, told reporters Sunday that no one was directly pepper-sprayed in the face and it was the crowd that "became violent" after police were concerned about safety from the gasoline generators used for the march.
November 4, 2020
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled against governmental immunity for an officer earlier this month, ending a case that began seven years ago when the officer attempted to stop individuals from drag racing on a local road.
October 29, 2020
“Every single night on any block in this neighborhood you can hear gunshots!” Cathy Spann said. “Every single freaking night!”
October 20, 2020
The bill was prompted after deputies in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department took unauthorized photos of the deceased at the site of the Bryant helicopter crash in Calabasas that were later shared outside the context of the investigation.
September 30, 2020