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Minnesota Man Files Lawsuit Claiming Illegal Use of Force

A man in Minneapolis has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit claiming he was shoved to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer during an incident near the site where George Floyd died in police custody in May.

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Former Atlanta Officer Who Shot Rayshard Brooks Sues City Over Firing

A former officer with the Atlanta Police Department who was involved in the fatal shooting of a man in a fast food restaurant parking lot in June, has filed suit against Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and interim police Chief Rodney Bryant over his firing.

Man Files First Amendment Violation Suit Against Colorado Officers

Sexton was watching officers distribute speeding tickets in the city's downtown area on January 30, 2019, when he began filming and yelling obscenities and insults at officers, including "F*** the police."

Seattle Protesters' Lawsuit Says Their Need to Buy Armor to Protect Against Police Riot Response Violates Their First Amendment Rights

The lawsuit claims that protesters who take part in these rallies have to face the possibility of police response and “must purchase expensive equipment to be assured that they will be able to protest safely.”

George Floyd's Family Files Lawsuit Against Officers and Minneapolis

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, alleges that the officers violated Floyd’s constitutional rights. It claims that the city “caused officers [to] act with impunity and without fear of retribution” and failed to properly train police.

New York Bill Requiring Officers to Have Liability Insurance Under Consideration

A new piece of legislation under consideration in New York would require police officers to obtain personal liability insurance to cover civil lawsuits filed against them by people claiming to be victims of police misconduct.

Missouri Officer Files Suit Against Suspect who Allegedly Struck Him Via Car

An officer with the Springfield (MO) Police Department is suing the man who is accused of deliberately crashing an SUV into him.

Fired California Chief Files Lawsuit Against City

The former chief of the Oakland (CA) Police Department filed a whistleblower claim against the city, the first step toward filing a lawsuit over her termination in February.

Point of Law: Excessive Force by Tight Handcuffs

When a detainee complains that your handcuffs are hurting them, you need to take notice and watch what you say.

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Former Utah Officer Who is Transgender Sues Department for Discrimination

A former officer with the Unified (UT) Police Department is suing his department for discrimination he says began when he came out as transgender and began transitioning to the opposite sex.