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Jury Awards $2.5M to Family of Man Who Was Fatally Shot While Stabbing California Officer

A jury said the officer used "unreasonable force" in the 2013 incident in which Officer Jairo Acosta—with the Los Banos (CA) Police Department—responded to a call of domestic violence in which 80-year-old Tan Lam said his 43-year-old son had assaulted him.

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Jury Awards Family $100,000 in Civil Trial of NC Officer Who Fatally Shot Man

A jury awarded a family $100,000 Tuesday in the case of a Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC, police officer who fatally shot a man five years ago. The family had asked for $1.1 million.

Jury Awards More Than $37M to Family of Maryland Woman Over Fatal Police Shooting

A Baltimore County jury has ruled in favor of the family of Korryn Gaines — and awarded more than $37 million in damages — in the civil lawsuit brought by the family of the Randallstown, MD, woman who was fatally shot by a county police officer after a six-hour standoff in 2016.

WA Jury Awards $15 Million to Family of Man Killed in SWAT Incident

A federal court jury in Seattle has awarded nearly $15 million to the family and 9-year-old son of a man who a SWAT sniper shot and killed in Fife, WA, finding police had no reason to use deadly force.

Jury Awards $8.8M to Family of Robber Shot by Cops

A federal jury awarded $8.8 million to the family of a robbery suspect fatally shot by Culver City (Calif.) Police during a traffic stop. The U.S. District Court on Wednesday unanimously awarded $2 million to each of Lejoy Grissom's four children and added $825,000.

N.M. Cop Personally Liable In Killing of Iraq War Vet

A Bernalillo County, N.M., jury awarded $10.3 million to the family of an Iraq War veteran who was shot and killed by an Albuquerque Police officer during a 2010 standoff.

Jury Awards $24M To Paralyzed Boy In LAPD Shooting

A jury has awarded $24 million to a boy who was paralyzed in a shooting with a Los Angeles Police Department officer who mistook his airsoft gun for a firearm.

N.H. Trooper's $1.5M False Imprisonment Award Overturned

A Merrimack County Superior Court judge this week vacated a jury verdict awarding $1.5 million to former state trooper James Conrad, ruling the state police had immunity from claims they falsely imprisoned Conrad in 2007.

Ex-Playmate Wins $1.2M Excessive Force Judgment Against NYPD

A Manhattan jury awarded former Playboy Playmate Stephanie Adams $1.2 million on Tuesday in an excessive-force judgement against the New York Police Department.

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The Big Payout

Our legal system is terribly stacked against law enforcement officers and for plaintiff's attorneys. The U.S. code itself specifies how attorney fees will be set in civil rights cases against cops. That's why so many cases are filed against you and the agencies and government entities that employ you. Lawmakers—mostly lawyers themselves—set up paydays for their colleagues.

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