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In-Custody Deaths

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

CO City to Pay $15 Million Over In-Custody Death

The tentative agreement amounts to roughly $15 million to be awarded to the family of Elijah McClain, KCNC-TV in Denver first reported Wednesday, citing three unnamed sources familiar with the negotiations.

Judicial Inquiry into Eric Garner's 2014 Police-Involved Death Begins

The proceedings will focus on: the arrest and use of force against Garner, the filing of official documents concerning Garner's arrest, the alleged leaking of Garner's arrest history and medical condition from the autopsy report, as well as the alleged lack of medical care for Garner.

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Point of Law: Excessive Force in Custody

A lawsuit by the family of a man who died in a holding cell was dismissed by a federal circuit court, but the Supreme Court ruled it needed further review.

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