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Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Eighth Circuit Greenlights Jail Detainee’s Excessive Force Claim, but Loss at Trial Affirmed on Appeal by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reversed a district court’s ruling that held a jail detainee’s excessive force and assault and battery claims could not go forward. ...
Article • September 13, 2017
Naturalized U.S. Citizen Receives $400,000 after Being Illegally Held by ICE for 71 Months by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton Rennison Vern Castillo served honorably in the United States Army. He received the National Defense Service Medal and an Army Service Ribbon. While serving the country, Castillo was sworn in ...
Article • September 8, 2017
First Circuit Denies Qualified Immunity to Police Officer for Arrest Without Probable Cause by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On February 1, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit set aside a lower court ruling which granted summary judgment to a police officer who was sued for ...
Article • September 6, 2017
City of New York Settles Police Beating Case for $614,500 by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The City of New York and two NYPD officers have settled a lawsuit alleging multiple beatings at the hands of officers. Jateik Reed, William Reid and Trevor Nigel alleged that they were improperly stopped ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
American University Removes Statue of Imprisoned Native American Activist by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna American University, a private college in Washington, D.C., bowed to pressure from a federal law enforcement group and removed a statue of Native American activist and prisoner Leonard Peltier, who was convicted of the 1975 ...
Article • August 22, 2017
Fourth Circuit Reverses Verdict for Police Officers in Excessive Force Case by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has reversed a jury verdict in favor of two police officers who allegedly battered and unlawfully arrested a woman for filming their arrest ...
Article • August 22, 2017
Filed under: Police, Public Records Act
Notre Dame Police Department Not a 'Public Agency' and Indiana Supreme Court Dismisses ESPN Lawsuit Under Public Records Act by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On November 10, 2016, the Indiana Supreme Court reversed a Court of Appeals opinion and reinstated a trial court order dismissing an action brought by ...
Article • August 22, 2017
New York Federal Court Allows Attorney's Fees for Time Spent Preparing Application for Attorney's Fees by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton In a Memorandum & Order dated December 21, 2016, United States District Court Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis, adopted in full a magistrate's Report & Recommendation (R&R) granting just over ...
Publication • July 27, 2017
ACLU Connecticut - Earning Trust, 2017 EARNING TRUST Addressing police misconduct complaints in Connecticut Earning Trust Addressing police misconduct complaints in Connecticut A report of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut Credits The research for this report was conducted by Lillian McKenzie and Rachel Spears under the guidance and ...
Wrongfully Arrested for Murder, Prisoner Dies in California Jail; Corizon Loses Contract by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke When police were notified about the death of Terry Cameron, 58, in March 2016, they quickly arrested her husband, Melvin Stubbs, 65. Stubbs was a diabetic amputee who used a wheelchair. Nonetheless, ...
Article • June 14, 2017
Florida Supreme Court Reinstates $3.3 Million Verdict against Bank for Falsely Accusing Customer of Being Bank Robber by On June 2, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court reversed an appellate court's ruling which had vacated a $3.3 million verdict in favor of a man who was arrested and injured by a ...
Article • June 14, 2017
Fifth Circuit Denied Claim of Immunity by Sheriff's Deputy, Rejects His Appeal in Fourth Amendment False Arrest Lawsuit by On September 14, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied the appeal of a Hunt County, Texas, sheriff's deputy who claimed the lawsuit against him for ...
Article • June 14, 2017
Federal Court Orders Missouri Police to Answer Questions, Produce Documents in False Arrest Lawsuit by On April 10, 2014, United States District Court Judge Carol E. Jackson, sitting in the Eastern District of Missouri, issued an order requiring the police defendants in a false arrest civil rights lawsuit to answer ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Former LA County Sheriff to Serve Three Years in Prison by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was sentenced on May 12, 2017 to three years in federal prison for lying to federal officials investigating allegations of corruption, physical abuse, bribery and misconduct in ...
Article • June 2, 2017
Filed under: Databases, FBI
FBI to Overhaul Crime Tracking Program and Encourage Local Agency Cooperation by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton For more than eighty years the FBI has operated the Uniform Crime Report (UCR), which allows law enforcement agencies to report and compile numbers and types of crimes that were reported to them. ...
Smith v. Town of Kremmling, CO, Verdict, Excessive Force, 2017 I Case 1:15-cv-00459-RPM Document 81 Filed 10/11/17 USDC Colorado Page 1 of 2 / IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Senior District Judge Richard P. Matsch Civil Action No. 15-cv-00459-RPM ROBERT MARK SMITH, Plaintiff, v. ...
Brief • 2017
Filed under: Searches, War on Drugs, Police
Rushing v. City of Orlando, FL, Amended Complaint, Krispy Kreme Drugs, 2017 Filing # 53090342 E-Filed 02/28/2017 03:26:55 PM IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA DANIEL FREDERICK RUSHING, Plaintiff CASE NO. 2016-CA-009003-0 v. THE CITY OF ORLANDO and SAFARILAND, LLC Defendants ...
Brief • 2017
Ramirez v. City of Los Angeles, Council Resolution, 2017 ITEM NO. 31 10/11/17 Council - Regular Meeting Agenda Closed Session MOTION I HEREBY MOVE that the Council ADOPT the following recommendations of the City Attorney in order to effect settlement in the case entitled Monica Ramirez, et al. v. City ...
Smith v. Town of Kremmling, CO, Judgment, Excessive Force, 2017 Case 1:15-cv-00459-RPM Document 82 Filed 10/11/17 USDC Colorado Page 1 of 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Civil Action No. 15-cv-00459-RPM ROBERT MARK SMITH, Plaintiff, v. TOWN OF KREMMLING, COLORADO, ROBERT DILLON, Officer in ...
Bear v. Delaware County, OH, Settlement, Taco Bell Negligence, 2017 MAZANEC, RASKIN & RYDER Co., L.P.A. -----attorneys and counsellors at l a w - - - - Celebrating More Than Thirty Years of Excellence Douglas C. Boatright Email: dboatright@mrrlaw.com Direct Dial: (614) 324-1043 May 9, 2016 Jennifor L. Branch, Esq. ...
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