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Cops Getting Sued

Maryland Deputy Not Liable In Stun-Gun Death

An former Frederick County (Md.) Sheriff's deputy is not liable for a suspect's death after being hit with a stun gun because his actions were reasonable and he defended himself and others, a federal jury found on Wednesday.

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Retired LAPD Captain Co-Founds LE Legal Group

Greg Meyer, a retired captain with the Los Angeles Police Department and one-time POLICE Advisory Board member, has co-founded the Association of Certified Litigation Specialists. The group will help provide legal assistance to the law enforcement industry.

Kicked Seattle Teen Demands $450,000, Agency Apology

The 17-year-old seen being kicked in the groin, torso and head by a Seattle Police officer has filed a $450,000 claim against the city for pain, suffering and emotional trauma.

Cop Killer's Getaway Driver Sues Four LE Agencies

In the suit, Daimen Irizarry claims police from Gilbert, Mesa, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety as well as Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies used excessive force and were negligent when they shot the suspects multiple times in the legs and feet.

Shots Fired: Cleveland, Ohio 04/10/1985

A mere eight seconds had passed between the time the uniformed unit pulled up and Paskvan's request for paramedics, time enough for the man to have sustained fatal injuries and Paskvan's life and career path to change substantially.

Liability for Failure to Protect

A person can frame a federal lawsuit against an officer under either the "special relationship" doctrine or the "state-created danger" doctrine.

Camden, N.J., Pays $2.25 Million to Family of Missing Children Found Dead After Search

Three families whose children suffocated to death after they accidentally locked themselves in the trunk of an old car have received a settlement of $2.25 million from the city of Camden, N.J. after they sued the city claiming the police failed to find the children in time.

High-Tech Troubles

Say you're texting another cop about a case. Are these texts discoverable? Freedom of information and open records laws are evolving as we speak. Learn your state's laws and how they apply to you.

Providence Grand Jury Indicts Officer For Assault

A grand jury has indicted Providence (R.I.) detective Robert DeCarlo, a 16-year police veteran and a member of the elite robbery squad, Projo.com reports.

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Ohio Police Must Defend Justifiable OIS

The shooting of the 72-year-old homeowner by Mentor (Ohio) police created an instant storm of community controversy that hasn't been quelled by an investigation calling it justifiable.

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