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Milwaukee Police Association Sues City Over Safety Concerns with Sig P320

The lawsuit claims the city should have known about four such discharges without a trigger pull on the issued sidearm and “failed to take steps to ensure the safety of the officers, and the general public.”

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OK Motorcycle Officer’s Family Suing Driver That Caused Fatal Wreck

The family of an Edmond Police Department motorcycle officer killed in July is suing both the driver accused in the deadly wreck as well as his employer.

Former Officer Who Shot Student Now Suing District Over PTSD

In the suit, Cory Coombes alleges that the district did not accommodate his medically diagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by the incident.

LA County Sheriff and Fire Ordered to Pay Kobe Bryant’s Widow and Co-Plaintiff $31 Million Over Crash Photos

Vanessa Bryant and Chris Chester sued Los Angeles County for "emotional distress and mental anguish after learning members of the department had shared photos of the victims' remains."

ACLU Sues Arizona Over 8-Foot Restriction on Filming Police

The law states that people cannot record the law enforcement activity if they know or reasonably should know that the activity is occurring. They are also are prohibited from recording if an officer has warned them about capturing the incident within 8 feet.

Point of Law: Reasonable Force and De-Escalation

A Texas officer was sued after he shot and killed a man who fled a traffic stop with the officer clinging to the Vehicle. Was he entitled to qualified immunity?

MO Law Mandates Increased Police Funding by Kansas City, Mayor Sues in Opposition

The bill was brought on after Kansas City tried to move $43 million into a community services fund where the police department would have to ask the city to use it for their initiatives in 2021.

Gabby Petito’s Family Filing $50M Lawsuit Against Moab Police, Additional Officials

"While the full evidence has not yet been made public, when it is released, it will clearly show that if the officers had been properly trained and followed the law, Gabby would still be alive today," said McConkie.

Oakland to Pay Fired Police Chief $1.5 Million

According to a statement by Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker, the settlement includes the jury award, as well as litigation costs of about $250,000 described as deposition and out-of-pocket expenses, and a portion of Kirkpatrick’s attorney’s fees.

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Police Unions Sue Boston Over Staffing Levels and Ban on OC at Protests

The Boston Police Superior Officers Federation and the Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Society, accused the city council of “unlawful interference” with the department by legislating rather than negotiating the non-lethal weapons restriction over the bargaining table.

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