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Alaska Prisoner Deaths Criticized in Report by The deaths of four Alaska prisoners has placed a focus on that state’s prison system.  The handling of the deaths and a lack of training was criticized in a report that preceded the replacement of corrections commissioner. Gov. Bill Walker called the report’s ...
Summary Judgment Reversed in Puerto Rican Arrestee’s Wrongful Death Suit by In February 2016, the First Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a grant of summary judgment to Puerto Rico police officers in a civil rights action alleging they used excessive force against an arrestee and denied him medical care. The ...
Krome Detention Center has Long History of Detainee Abuse by David Reutter Immigration reform was a recurring theme in the recent presidential election. The national debate has focused on what should be done with the millions of undocumented immigrants who reside in the United States, but as events at the ...
Prisoner Deaths Continue To Rise by Christopher Zoukis For the third year in row, the number of prisoners who died in America's prisons and jails rose. Some 4,446 prisoners died in 2013, a two percent increase over 2012, continuing an upward trend, according to the U.S. Department of Justice's Office ...
Nevada Attorney General Investigates Shooting of Two Handcuffed Prisoners by Derek Gilna Two handcuffed Nevada state prisoners held in administrative segregation at the high-security High Desert State Prison were shot by guards on November 12, 2014 after they began fighting, allegedly after those same guards deliberately encouraged them to fight. ...
Texas County has High Number of In-Custody Deaths by Between 2005 and October 2014, 91 prisoners from Lubbock County, Texas, died in custody. This included 61 who died while imprisoned in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), 16 in Lubbock Police Department custody, 12 in the custody of the ...
New Wrongful Death Trial Prompts Potential $600,000 Settlement; Judge Gave Faulty Jury Instructions, Finds Excessive Force by On December 5, 1999, 29 year-old Damon Lowery’s life came to a tragic and, in police custody.  Now, more than five years later, the new trial looming, Portland, Oregon, officials are considering paying ...
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Spurs Re-Training of Syracuse, N.Y. Jail Guards by In the wake of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by a former prisoner's widow, guards at the Onondaga County Justice Center Jail in Syracuse, N.Y., have purportedly been re-trained in the humane treatment of prisoners with drug abuse and ...
$1 Million Settlement in Oklahoma City Jail Fatal Prisoner Beating Suit by Matt Clarke by Oklahoma County approved a $1 million settlement in a civil rights suit involving a prisoner who was first denied his anti-seizure medication then fatally beaten by guards when he had a seizure in an Oklahoma ...
Special Report – The Use of Deadly Force Against Parolee Delvin Wright by CDCR, CA OIG, 2008 SPECIAL REPORT THE USE OF DEADLY FORCE AGAINST PAROLEE DELVIN WRIGHT BY THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL DAVID R. SHAW INSPECTOR GENERAL BUREAU OF INDEPENDENT REVIEW ...
Cook County Pays $550,000 in Prisoner’s Beating Death by Illinois’ Cook County paid $550,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the widow of a prisoner who was beat to death by three guards at the Bridgeview Courthouse. The prisoner, 40, was arrested in May 2000 for throwing a brick through ...
Two Illinois Jail Guards Indicted in 2011 'Take Down,' Death of Homeless Man by Joe Watson Two former Illinois jail guards who were employed by the Lake County Sheriff's Office north of Chicago were indicted October 29, 2014, on felony charges related to the death of a homeless man booked ...
Brief • August 3, 2016
Gavira v. County of Los Angeles, CA, Deposition - Baca Pt 2, Prisoner Excessive Force Death, 2004 ;OURT OF TIlE STA1E m' CALIFORNIA 1 IF LOS ANGELES, CENTRAL DlSTRlCT 2 3 FOR THE DEFENDANTS: APPEARANCES OF COUNSEL CONTINUED: 4 ESGAVIRA, as Guardian ad MANNING & MARDER KASS, ELLROD, RAMIREZ LLP ...
Restraint Chair Deaths, Abuses Prompt Questions, Criticism and Lawsuits by Joe Watson Like another jail detainee more than seven years before him, Joshua Grose died while strapped into a restraint chair at the York County Detention Center in South Carolina. In the early morning hours of October 12, 2013, following ...
$6.4 Million Settlement in Death of Baltimore Man in Police Custody by The City of Baltimore reached a settlement of $6.4 million in the high-profile death of Freddie Gray, 25, in April 2015.  The September 2, 2015, agreement “spares us all having the scab of April this year picked over ...
Harrison v. Alameda Co, CA, Medical Report, Alcohol Withdrawl Beaten Blunt Force Wrongful Death, 2013 Michael M. Baden, M.D. rd 15 West 53 Street, Suite 18 New York, New York 10019 Telephone: (212) 397-2732 Facsimile: (212) 397-2754 E-mail: MBaden@mac.com 15 November 2013 Via e-mail to haddad.sherwin@sbcglobal.net Julia Sherwin, Esq. Haddad ...
Rascon et al v. Brookins et al, AZ, Order, police taser death intoxicated, 2015 Case 2:14-cv-00749-JJT Document 67 Filed 02/11/15 Page 1 of 12 1 NOT FOR PUBLICATION 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA 8 9 L Alicia Rascon, ...
Rascon et al v. Brookins et al, AZ, Plf Brief in Opp Def Mot to Bifurcate, police taser death intoxicated, 2014 Devon M. Jacob, Esquire Pa. Sup. Ct. ID: 89182 Jacob Litigation P.O. Box 837 Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-0837 djacob@jacoblitigation.com (717) 796-7733 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT ...
Heston v. Salinas, CA , Order, taser death attorney fees, 2009 Case 5:05-cv-03658-JW Document 401 Filed 01/30/2009 Page 1 of 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 SAN JOSE DIVISION Betty Lou Heston, et al., ...
M.H. et al v. County of Alameda et al, CA, Order on MiL, taser death use of force expert, 2015 Case3:11-cv-02868-JST Document401 Filed02/01/15 Page1 of 15 1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 M.H., et al., 7 Case No. 11-cv-02868-JST Plaintiffs, 8 FURTHER ...
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