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Chicago Officers Sue Over Firing for Alleged Cover-Up of OIS

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.

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Florida Officer Sues Department for Lost Pay, Alleged Harassment

An officer with the Orlando Police Department has filed a lawsuit against the agency alleging that the department engages in a "systematic pattern of harassment" against disabled female officers placed on limited duty.

2 LAPD Officers Win $8.6 Million in Suit Over Retaliation

A jury has awarded two Los Angeles Police Department bloodhound handlers more than $4 million each for the reprisals they faced after reporting that a supervisor was sexually harassing their female colleague.

Former Florida Officer Sues Department for Age Discrimination

Frank Arias was a Tallahassee police officer for 30 years before he resigned in October 2017 following a reprimand he said did not follow protocol.

Former NYPD Officer Sues Department Over Dismissal

A former NYPD cop—who was reportedly dismissed from his position for shooting his girlfriend— says in a newly filed lawsuit that it was she who attacked him and that the department ignored his own claims of being the victim of domestic violence.

Judge Dismisses Retaliation / Defamation Suit Filed by New Jersey Officer

A judge has dismissed a retaliation and defamation lawsuit filed by a former New Jersey police officer who was fired following his arrest of State Assemblyman Paul Moriarty in 2012.

NYPD Officers Can Sue to Keep Disciplinary Records Secret

The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association lawsuit maintains that releasing the files violates Section 50-a of the 1976 state civil rights law—which bars releasing disciplinary files.

Jury Awards Massachusetts Officer Over $2 Million in Discrimination Lawsuit

A Suffolk County, MA, jury has awarded more than $2 million to a veteran female police officer in Winthrop, finding that the town sexually discriminated and retaliated against her, according to court records.

Fired Muslim Tennessee Trooper Seeks Damages

A Sunni Muslim state trooper who convinced a judge he was fired for his faith now wants the Tennessee Department of Safety to pay a financial price for its discrimination.

Former N.C. Officer Sues Town Over Firing

A former Leland (N.C.) PD officer is suing the town, claiming its manager and police chief decided to fire him before investigating his conduct.