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Article • December 11, 2017
Filed under: Police Misconduct, Police
$1.9 Million to Settle with Students Hit by Car Fleeing Police by Christopher Zoukis By Christopher Zoukis Three 17-year-old students run over by a car fleeing Newark, New Jersey police in a high speed chase have settled a lawsuit brought over injuries resulting from the crash. Curtis Berry, Jessica Pemberton, ...
Indiana Woman Settles Claim that Clay County Police Officer Grabbed Her Breasts During Traffic Stop by Christopher Zoukis By Christopher Zoukis An Indiana woman who claimed that a Clay County, Indiana Reserve Sheriff's Deputy used unjustified, excessive, sexual force against her during a traffic stop settled her claim for an ...
Article • December 11, 2017
Filed under: False Arrest
$25,000 to Landlord in False Arrest Case by Christopher Zoukis By Christopher Zoukis A New York landlord who was subjected to a warrantless arrest for alleged wrongful eviction was awarded $25,000 by a jury for false arrest. Landlord Barsiasa was accosted by NYPD officers in his home. The officers were ...
Article • December 7, 2017
$77,980 in attorney's fees. $57,000 verdict in Excessive Force against New York Police by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On March 29, 2017, United States District Judge George B. Daniels, sitting in the Southern District of New York, adopted in part a magistrate's report and recommendation which granted attorney's fees ...
Article • December 7, 2017
Self-serving Affidavits Ruled Admissible in Discrimination Suit by The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a federal district court's summary judgment granted to Indiana's Whitley County Sheriff's Office in a racial discrimination suit. The court found that the district court erroneously applied the "common actor" provision to grant summary judgment, ...
Article • December 7, 2017
$82,500 Damages to Detained American, Federal Judge Blasts ICE Officials by Christopher Zoukis By Christopher Zoukis In a scathing opinion, Judge Jack B. Weinstein, Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, awarded a wrongfully detained American citizen $82,500 in damages for false ...
Article • December 5, 2017 • from PLN December, 2017
Most Black “Neighborhoods” in Wisconsin are Actually Jails, Prisons by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis A 17-year-old has made a startling discovery about Wisconsin: more than half of the state’s black “neighborhoods” are actually jails. The young researcher, Lew Blank, used the Weldon Cooper Center’s Racial Dot Map and Google ...
Article • November 28, 2017
Report Finds Medical Professionals Facilitated Torture of Alleged Terrorists by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna The Task Force on Preserving Medical Professionalism in National Security Detention Centres issued a report slamming health care professionals voluntarily working with the military and intelligence communities who “[p]articipated in cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment ...
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 • August 3, 2017
Filed under: Police, Racial Profiling, FBI
FBI - Black Identity Extremists Likely Motivated to Target Law Enforcement Officers, 2017 UNCLASSIFIED/ !LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVE Intelligence Assessment (U//FOUO) Black Identity Extremists Likely Motivated to Target Law Enforcement Officers 3 August 2017 (U) LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVE: The infomiation tllarked (U//LES) in this docwnent is the property of FBI and ...
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 ...
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