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In-Custody Deaths

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.

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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.

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.

Colorado Officers and Paramedics Charged in 2019 Death

The indictment comes just over two years after Elijah McClain, 23, died after being detained by the officers and injected with the sedative ketamine by paramedics.

A Crying Shame: Politics Poisoning Police Reform Efforts

President Joe Biden will hold an event at the White House hosting the family of George Floyd. Will they host the families of the officers killed in the line of duty last year? I'm guessing that's a "hard no."

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Family of Man who Died After Arrest Sues Rochester, Individual Officers

In a 27-page complaint, the family says that Daniel Prude's death, and alleged attempts by the department and city officials to later cover it up, violated his constitutional rights protecting against unreasonable search and seizure. Officials also failed to adequately respond to his medical condition, the complaint states.

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