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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.

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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.

Former LAPD Officer Sues, Says Fired for Exposing Ticket Quotas

A former Los Angeles police officer who sued the LAPD, alleging he was denied promotions for complaining about an alleged ticket-writing quota, filed a second lawsuit, alleging he was fired in retaliation.

Police Work, Pregnancy Collide in Ky. Town

A pregnant Kentucky officer's request for desk duty when she was five months pregnant was denied, and she is now suing her agency for discrimination.

Former NYPD Cop: Faulty Pepper Spray Ended Career

A former NYPD officer claims in a lawsuit that a malfunctioning mace canister allowed a perp to fracture her wrist, ending her law enforcement career.

Former Sgt.: Detective Made Inappropriate Comments About Singer Houston

A Beverly Hills Police sergeant responding to the scene of Whitney Houston's death made "inappropriate comments" about the singer's appearance after lifting a sheet covering her naked body, according to a claim filed by a former Beverly Hills SWAT sergeant.

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Wis. C.O. Lawsuit Seeks Pay for Pre-Duty Work

A group of 10 state prison guards has filed a lawsuit alleging the state owes them millions in back pay because of a 2012 work rule that defines when they are considered on duty.

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