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Articles by Christopher Zoukis

$436,000 Award to L.A. Hispanic Deputy in Discrimination Suit Against Black Supervisors

$170,972 Award by Federal Jury to Former Oregon Deputy over Workplace Retaliation

Florida Environmental Protection Officer Targets Gay Man: $45,000 Settlement

$20,000 Award to Florida Man Over False Arrest by Deputy Sheriff

by Christopher Zoukis

A federal jury found that a Broward County, Florida, deputy sheriff violated a citizen's right not to be arrested without probable cause, awarding the man $20,000 in compensatory damages.

     On May 29, 2005, John W. Carter of Dania Beach, Florida, was walking from his home to ...

Jersey City Settles Police Negligence Suit for $300,000

by Christopher Zoukis

After suing the city of Jersey City, New Jersey, over the negligent actions of one of its police officers that led to an assault and robbery, 60-year-old Martin Murray settled for $300,000.

     On June 8, 2004, Murray's vehicle was struck when another vehicle ran through a ...

Federal Jury Awards $25,000 Against Missouri Police for False Arrest

by Christopher Zoukis

 A federal jury awarded $25,000 to a Missouri woman after it found that a constitutional violation of her freedom of speech resulted in her false arrest.

     On January 23, 1998, Springfield police arrived at Robin Celeste McDermott's home to arrest her son for driving while intoxicated. ...

City of Coronado, Calif., Pays $5.5M over Excessive Force Injuries

by Christopher Zoukis

An off-duty police officer, Aaron Mansker, negligently pursued 30-year-old Steven Foley and detained him using excessive force. Mansker shot Foley in the knee and hip, causing muscle damage and the loss of Foley's football career.

Foley sued the city of Coronado in San Diego Superior Court. The ...

Airport Whistleblower Awarded $340,000 for Retaliation by Dallas Police

by Christopher Zoukis

A federal jury found that a Dallas police officer had been unlawfully retaliated against in two instances after he reported violations of the law, awarding him a total of $340,000.

     In November 2005, Robert Crider, a Dallas police officer who had been assigned to work at ...

Jury Awards Florida Man $11,001 for False Arrest and Malicious Prosecution

by Christopher Zoukis

A Leon County, Florida, jury found that two undercover narcotics officers for the Apalachicola Police Department were liable for damages in the false arrest and imprisonment of Willie Baucham in the amount of $11,001.

     On December 28, 2002, Baucham alleged that Officer Gary Hunnings grabbed him ...

Chicago Police Officers Settle False Arrest Suit

by Christopher Zoukis

A Chicago man, who was arrested and prosecuted for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, agreed to an undisclosed settlement with four officers of the Chicago Police Department.

     On October 24, 2007, Robinson Morales happened to be standing near some younger kids who ...