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NY Attorney General Sues NYPD Claiming Excessive Force During Floyd Protests

New York’s state Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday sued New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and the city’s police commissioner over allegations the police used excessive force against protesters after the death of George Floyd in May.

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Detroit Suing Black Lives Matter Activists for "Civil Conspiracy"

The city cites four protests that occurred in the city this year, and alleges that injuries to police officers included "cracked vertebrae, lacerations, and concussions."

Proposed House Bill Would Mandate Federal Database of Settlements Over Alleged Officer Misconduct

The "Cost of Police Misconduct Act" mandates that the information would be maintained on a federal online database managed by the Attorney General's office.

Judge Rules Minneapolis Residents Can Sue City Over Reduced Police Protection

Anderson’s order rejected the city of Minneapolis’ attempt to throw out the lawsuit because the city said residents lacked standing to sue.

Lawsuit Accuses Chicago Officers of Brutalizing, Violating Rights of 60 Protesters

The 203-page lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court on behalf of 60 people who claim they were victimized by officers during protests

LAPD Officer Suing City Over Discipline Related to His Social Media Posts

According to the complaint, Sydanmaa was disciplined three times for separate posts on Hussle, the allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and how Japan deals with the practice of Islam.

North Carolina Chief, Sheriff Sued Over Election March Incident

Lt. Daniel Sisk, a spokesman for the Graham police, told reporters Sunday that no one was directly pepper-sprayed in the face and it was the crowd that "became violent" after police were concerned about safety from the gasoline generators used for the march.

Supreme Court Blocks Injured Officer's Lawsuit Against Leader of BLM Protest

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday set aside an appeals court ruling that opened the door for an officer from the Baton Rouge Police Department to sue a Black Lives Matter activist over injuries he suffered in a 2016 protest.

Louisville Officer Files Lawsuit Against Breonna Taylor's Boyfriend

An officer with the Louisville Metro Police Department has filed a lawsuit against the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, who was fatally shot by police in March as they conducted a search warrant.

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Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Against Officer in Street Racing Lawsuit

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled against governmental immunity for an officer earlier this month, ending a case that began seven years ago when the officer attempted to stop individuals from drag racing on a local road.