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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

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

Chauvin Trial Judge Denies Change of Venue, Continuance Motions

On other motions Friday, Judge Peter Cahill ruled that only portions of the events surrounding Floyd's drug arrest in Minneapolis in May 2019 are admissible in this trial, namely any evidence or testimony that directly relates to his medical condition.

March 19, 2021

2 Chauvin Trial Jurors Dismissed After Admitting City's Settlement with Floyd Family Makes Them Biased
Chauvin's Attorney Requests Venue Change, Continuance After Settlement Paid to Floyd's Family

Chauvin's Attorney Requests Venue Change, Continuance After Settlement Paid to Floyd's Family

Eric Nelson, Chauvin’s defense attorney, questioned the “suspicious timing” of the settlement and argued it was “highly prejudicial” against his client. He called on Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter A. Cahill to “at least” call back the jurors already seated in the case to question them to see if they had read the news of the settlement and if they could continue to be impartial in the case.

March 15, 2021

Kentucky Senate Passes Bill That Could Criminalize Taunting Officers

Under the legislation, anyone who "accosts, insults, taunts, or challenges a law enforcement officer with offensive or derisive words, or by gestures or other physical contact, that would have a direct tendency to provoke a violent response" would be guilty of a misdemeanor and face up to 90 days in jail and fines.

March 12, 2021