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Judge: Oakland Police On Track to Get Out from Under Federal Oversight

“The light at the end of the tunnel is closer and brighter than it has been at any time since I’ve been sitting on the case, and I think that’s a result of the ongoing commitment of every important player to this process,” Judge William Orrick said. However, he added, “more work is needed.”

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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.

2 Chauvin Trial Jurors Dismissed After Admitting City's Settlement with Floyd Family Makes Them Biased

Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill removed the two who said under his questioning they had heard about a federal lawsuit settlement reached last week and admitted it affected their ability to presume Chauvin is innocent during the course of the trial.

George Floyd's Family Settles with Minneapolis for $27 Million

“I think it’s a potential disaster for (former officer Derek) Chauvin,” said Mary Moriarty, former chief Hennepin County public defender. She said if she were Chauvin’s attorney, she would request a mistrial.

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.

Louisville Pays Record Breaking $12 million to the Family of Breonna Taylor

The city of Louisville will pay a record-breaking $12 million to the family of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old woman fatally shot by police in her apartment earlier this year.

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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