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Axon Sues Federal Trade Commission Over Vievu Merger Complaint

Rick Smith, Axon's CEO, says the lawsuit will not have any effect on the company's ability to provide law enforcement agencies with video evidence capture and management tools and less-lethal weapons. "Typically these things take two to four years to sort out," he explains.

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Wyoming Officer Alleges Pregnancy Cost Her Promotion

A police officer in Wyoming has filed a lawsuit claiming she was denied a chance at promotion because her high-risk pregnancy prevented her from taking a physical test on the date it was given.

Tennessee Officer Files Discrimination Suit Against Department, City

An officer with the Murfreesboro (TN) Police Department is suing his agency, the chief of police, and the city, alleging discrimination and harassment.

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Minnesota Agency Over Arrest

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged that police officers violated his rights when they arrested him in connection with the fatal shooting of an officer with the Cold Spring (MN) Police Department in 2012.

Massachusetts Trooper Wins Lawsuit Over Disputed Report

A Trooper with the Massachusetts State Police who refused to rewrite an arrest report about a judge's daughter has been awarded $40,000 and vindicated for his actions in a written letter that declared his report was "consistent with [his] training and experience and reflected reasonable professional judgment."

Online Fundraiser for Former NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo Collects $170K

In the span of just a few months, an online fundraiser for Daniel Pantaleo—who was publicly fired by NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill in August—has raised more than double Pantaleo's annual salary.

Missouri Police Board Votes to Seek Independent Review of Police Department

Less than a week after a jury awarded $19 million to an officer in a discrimination lawsuit alleging that the agency passed him over for promotion because he is homosexual, the St. Louis County Police Board voted unanimously to seek an independent review of the agency.

Gay Missouri Officer Awarded $19M in Discrimination Lawsuit

An officer with the St. Louis County (MO) Police Department has been awarded $19 million in a discrimination lawsuit alleging that the agency passed him over for promotion because he is homosexual.

Ex-NYPD Officer Fired in Eric Garner's Death Suing to Get Job Back

Daniel Pantaleo—the former New York City police officer accused in the 2014 death of Eric Garner—filed a wrongful termination lawsuit Wednesday, seeking reinstatement after he was fired from the department in August.

Judge: Chicago PD Can Continue Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett

A United States District Judge has ruled that the Chicago Police Department can continue its lawsuit against Jussie Smollett, who falsely claimed he was the victim of a hate crime earlier this year, sparking a massive investigation by the department.