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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.

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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.

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.

Female New York Officer Files Sexual Discrimination Suit

An officer with the Mount Vernon (NY) Police Department who claims she was sexually abused by a supervisor while they responded to a 911 call about a dead person has filed suit against the former officer and the city.

Los Angeles County to Pay $2.25 Million to 2 Deputies Alleging Vindictive Prosecution by Undersheriff

Patrol deputies Robert Lindsey Jr. and Charles Rodriguez -- who were acquitted of perjury and conspiracy charges -- alleged they were wrongfully prosecuted at the direction of Tanaka.

Wife of LAPD Officer Sues City After Contracting Typhus

The wife of a Los Angeles police officer is suing the city after both she and her husband contracted typhus, which she alleges resulted from his working at an unsafe building located in an area with a large homeless population.

Pennsylvania Officer Sues 2 Companies Over Trauma Endured During Incident

An officer with the West Deer Township (PA) Police Department has filed suit against two private enterprises after he says he witnessed a man being electrocuted by downed power lines.

Widow of Slain Chicago Police Commander Sues Online Gun Retailer

The widow of a commander with the Chicago Police Department who was shot and killed responding to a February 2018 radio call is suing the online firearms retailer that allegedly sold the accused cop killer the weapon used in the incident.

MO Officer Told to 'Tone Down' Gayness Gets $10.25M Settlement

St. Louis County agreed to a $10.25 million settlement with an officer now promoted to lieutenant who had been passed over for promotion and sued the county in a workplace discrimination case.

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Officer Sues NBA General Manager for Alleged Assault

A California police officer has filed a civil lawsuit against Toronto Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri for assault during an incident after the deciding game of the NBA Finals in Oakland in June.