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Nichols Family Files $550M Lawsuit Against City, Memphis Chief, and Former Officers
The family of Tyre Nichols has now filed a $550-million lawsuit against the City of Memphis, the police chief, the officers charged with his death, and others.
April 19, 2023
Biden Calls for Police Reform and "Assault Weapon" Ban in State of the Union Address
Just as every cop, when they pin on that badge in the morning, has a right to be able to go home at night, so does everybody else out there. Our children have a right to come home safely,” Biden said.
February 8, 2023
Jack Dunphy: The Inexcusable Death of Tyre Nichols
"In my judgment not a single kick, punch, baton strike, Taser activation, or use of pepper spray can be justified under the law," Dunphy writes.
January 31, 2023
FOP National President "Appalled" by Memphis Officers’ “Assault” on Tyre Nichols
Tyre Nichols allegedly fled from officers following a traffic stop. After a brief foot pursuit, five Memphis police officers caught up to Mr. Nichols and beat him so badly he had to be hospitalized.
January 27, 2023
Point of Law
5 Former Memphis Officers Charged with Murder Over Traffic Stop Death
Former officers Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Justin Smith, Emmitt Martin III and Desmond Mills, Jr. have all been charged with one count of second-degree murder, aggravated assault-acting in concert, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, two counts of official misconduct and one count of official oppression, court records show.
January 26, 2023
GA Deputies Will Not be Charged in Death of Woman Who Fell from Patrol Vehicle
The GBI says they referred the case to DA T. Wright Barksdale, who says he won't take the case to a grand jury.
November 8, 2022
Woman Fell Out of Moving Patrol Vehicle and Died Because GA Deputies Failed to Close Door, Report Says
The report says the deputies closed the rear driver’s side door but did not properly close the rear passenger side door.
July 28, 2022
Supreme Court Opts to Not Review Case Against Dallas Officers, Civil Rights Case Can Proceed Without Qualified Immunity
A federal appeals court ruled in January that "qualified immunity" should not protect the officers from potential liability resulting from the death of Timpa, a man with mental illness who died after being restrained for nearly 14 minutes by the officers.
June 1, 2022
Point of Law
Chauvin Appeals Murder Conviction Over Floyd In-Custody Death
Chauvin asked the Minnesota Court of Appeals in a court filing Monday to reverse his conviction, reverse and remand for a new trial in a new venue, or order a resentencing.
April 28, 2022
Suspect Shot After Opening Fire in Milwaukee Police Station
The chief said an officer fired back, and the suspect ran away. Officers caught up with the suspect two blocks away near 6th and Locust. Multiple officers fired shots, hitting the alleged shooter multiple times.
February 28, 2022
Man Dies in Police Custody After Traffic Stop
Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman said the 20-year-old man arrested during a traffic stop early Wednesday was found to have a warrant. The man was arrested, and Norman said suspected illegal drugs were recovered.
February 24, 2022
5 Georgia Officers Indicted for Murder Over 2019 Arrest Death
Henry County police officers Robert Butera and Quinton Phillips and Hampton officers Mason Lewis, Marcus Stroud and Gregory Bowlden are charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and violation of oath by public officer.
November 26, 2021
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