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Charlotte City and Police Settle with Civil Rights Groups Over Protest Tactics

The terms of the settlement force extensive revisions to CMPD directives, including a ban on the use of CS tear gas during protests and a ban on the use of chemical weapons to “kettle” or trap protesters.

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NYPD Officers Sue Over Attacks During Brooklyn Bridge Protest

Both officers are seeking unspecified damages for their injuries, which include “contusions, abrasions, soreness, sleeplessness and agitation, and significant pain and suffering,” according to their largely identical suits filed separately in Manhattan Supreme Court.

Ousted Milwaukee Chief and City Reach Tentative Agreement, He Will Not Return

"Chief Morales and the city have agreed to a stipulation to postpone his return date from July 15 to Aug. 1, 2021, if necessary, to effectuate the terms of the settlement."

CA Officers Sue Over BLM Mural Featuring Cop Killer

The civil complaint against the city claims the officers were “forced to physically pass and confront the mural every time they entered the Palo Alto Police department,” calling it “offensive, discriminatory and harassing iconography” that fostered a “hostile” and “retaliatory” work environment.

Police Groups Sue MN Over New Deadly Force Law

More and more in critical incidents, officers involved are declining to sit for questions with investigators. The new law could have been construed to compel some kind of official statement from officers during investigations, which would clash with their right to stay quiet if they choose.

Texas Sheriffs Sue Biden Administration Over Immigration Policy

The complaint alleges the decision by then-acting DHS Secretary David Pekoske on Jan. 20 temporarily paused deportations and enticed criminal immigrants to come into the U.S. without fear of reprisal.

Officer Sues NFL for Implying He Killed Man without Justification

State investigators argued that Dreasjon Reed fired two shots at the officer during the final moments of the pursuit — an allegation that attorneys representing Reed's family denied.

Widow of Slain NM Trooper Sues Agency Over "Negligence"

The lawsuit alleges that state police and HSI had Trooper Darian Jarrott make the traffic stop without any backup or protective gear and without informing him of "how dangerous Cueva was known to be."

Family of Alton Sterling Receives $4.5 Million Settlement Over 2016 Fatal OIS

The children of a man killed by police in Louisiana's capital city five years ago have accepted a $4.5 million settlement from the local government, the man's family and the city's mayor said Friday.

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Arkansas Woman Suing Over Trooper's PIT Maneuver During Traffic Stop

The trooper's action "constituted a reckless attempt to engage in conduct that created substantial risk of physical injury," the lawsuit says.

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