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Missouri Teen Awarded $6.5M in TASER Deployment Lawsuit

A young man in Missouri has been awarded $6.5 million in a lawsuit filed over an incident in September 2014 that nearly ended his life.

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Judge Denies Ex-Deputy's Motion to Dismiss Parkland Shooting Lawsuit

The only armed deputy stationed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School the day of Nikolas Cruz’s deadly rampage asked a Broward judge on Wednesday to find he had “no legal duty” to protect the students and faculty from harm.

California City Settles Harassment Case Against Chief of Police

Captain Mark Rosen will receive $2.3 million in damages as the agency settles a case in which Rosen had accused Chief Sandra Spagnoli of denying him promotion opportunities based on his religion.

Pennsylvania City Disbands Department Months After Fatal OIS of Teen

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.

Georgia Officer Sues Department over Firing, Claiming Disability

An officer fired by the Decatur (GA) Police Department is suing the city over claims that he was let go because of a disability.

Oregon Trooper Shot 12 Times in 2016 Sues County for $20 Million

Nic Cederberg, the only state trooper patrolling in Washington County, lacked critical information when he made tactical decisions to chase Tylka "that he would not otherwise have made, was exposed and subjected to an unanticipated lethal attack and suffered critical, life threatening and permanently disabling injuries,'' the federal suit says.

Michigan Mother Suing Police Department for Son's Death in May OIS

In a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Detroit, Michelle Reynolds says that police used excessive force and violated her 20-year-old son's civil rights in a confrontation outside the family's home in May.

Family of Security Guard Shot and Killed by Illinois Police Files Lawsuit

The family of 26-year-old Jemel Roberson has filed a lawsuit seeking damages of more than $1 million.

Point Blank Prevails in Lawsuit Over Vest Suspension System

The United States Federal Court in the southern district of Florida has denied a motion for class certification of a lawsuit that was filed against Point Blank Enterprises, Inc., and has dismissed the case. In the case, a few individual Ohio police officers and two law enforcement associations alleged that a nationwide class should be certified to pursue claims that Point Blank’s Self-Suspending Ballistic System for shoulder straps used on ballistic vests was defective.

New York Man Awarded $1.5M in UOF Suit Calls for Mayor to Hire Outside Chief

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.