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Supreme Court Allows Suit Against Maine Officers to Go Forward

Two of the three troopers petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their appeal. The National Fraternal Order of Police and the Maine State Police Association filed briefs in their support. Now that the court has denied that petition, the case will return to the federal court in Maine, possibly for a trial on the central claims of the lawsuit.

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Lawsuit Filed Against Tesla Over Autopilot Accident that Injured TX Officers

The officers are seeking damages for injuries and permanent disabilities. The lawsuit lists damages in excess of $1,000,000, with maximum damages of $20,000,000.

Group Funded by Jay-Z Sues Kansas Agency

Jay-Z's Team Roc filed a lawsuit in the district court of Wyandotte County, Kansas, on Monday against the Kansas City Police Department, accusing KCKPD of covering up alleged police misconduct.

Judge Halts MN's Updated Use of Force Standards

Originally, officers were authorized to use deadly force to “protect the peace officer or another from apparent death or great bodily harm.” But the updated language cut the word “apparent,” and added three requirements to justify that use of deadly force. Specifically, the officer must be able to articulate the threat and the danger must also be likely to occur unless an officer takes action.

New York Trooper Sues Buffalo Over Injuries Suffered in 2020 Riot

The lawsuit is alleging that that the City of Buffalo violated numerous regulations, policies and procedures which resulted in Trooper Ensminger's injury.

Officers Sue Los Angeles Over Vaccine Mandate

“The city does not and cannot point to any evidence that vaccinated individuals have longer lasting or more complete immunity than those who have recovered from COVID,” according to the complaint filed against the city of Los Angeles, its police chief, mayor and administrative officer.

OR Troopers and Firefighters Sue Governor Over Vaccine Mandate

The suit seeks to stop the enforcement of Brown’s mandate and comes two days after an Oregon State Police trooper based in Bend announced on social media that he would defy the order.

Family of Slain FL Officer Sues His Accused Killer

The family of Daytona Beach, FL, police officer Jason Raynor who died August 17 after being shot in the head in June is suing the man accused of killing him.

Former CA Chief Who Held Position 49 Days, Settles Lawsuit for $4.9 Million

The Baldwin Park City Council hired David Salcedo, a former Inglewood, CA, police officer, on a 3-2 vote in January 2017, then turned around and dismissed him without cause in another 3-2 vote that March.

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Charlotte Officers, City Sued Over Protest Response

The lawsuit accuses CMPD and members of its command staff of drawing up a plan to end the night’s protests in Uptown over the death of George Floyd with “a retaliatory and punishing show of force ... to discourage future protests against police.”

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