Council Finds Police Brutality Led to Woman’s Death

2012 LAPD Police Brutality Incident Led to Victim’s Death On Wednesday, October 14th, City Council members unanimously voted to award $2.5 million to Thomas’s children in the police brutality case for the pain and suffering they endured over the loss of their mother. Neither the attorneys who filed the wrongful death case, nor the Los Angeles … [Read more...]

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Alleging Deadly Police Brutality Filed

Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Claiming Police Brutality The grieving family of a 17-year-old boy, shot and killed in an altercation with a police officer, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Eaton County Sheriff’s Department and the arresting sergeant after a traffic stop in February led to serious police brutality that killed the … [Read more...]

Police Brutality Claims Cost SC $17 Million

Claims Involving Police Brutality Across South Carolina Cost the State $17 Million As more reports and videos of police brutality go viral online and spark debate across the nation, South Carolina has taken a tally of how much the problem has cost the Southern state – a whopping $17 million. The brutal killing of a victim running away from an … [Read more...]

Video Captures Police Brutality Against Teenager Who Jaywalked to Catch the Bus

Police Brutality Accusations After CA Teen Tackled for Jaywalking Stockton police officers now face accusations of police brutality after a video of a teenager being tackled just for jaywalking went viral on Wednesday, September 16th. “I felt traumatized,” victim Emilio Mayfield told CBS Sacramento. “I was beaten and slammed on the floor.” The … [Read more...]

Tennis Star James Blake Arrested, Claims Excessive Force

NYPD Officer Who Mistook James Blake for Criminal Has History of Excessive Force Charges The New York City Police Commissioner, William Bratton, may have made a swift public apology for his force’s conduct toward tennis legend James Blake, but the tennis star still told the world that he was treated with excessive force, and now reports have shown … [Read more...]

Richland County Sheriff’s Department Featured on COPS

COPS TV Episode Featured Richland County Sheriff’s Department Catching Criminals The 28th season of COPS aired Saturday, September 12th, featuring the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. The episode, called “Chase Em Down,” prominently featured officers on duty, keeping Richland County safe. Sheriff Leon Lott says that the show has historically … [Read more...]

Baltimore Offers Wrongful Death Settlement to Freddie Gray’s Family

Freddie Gray Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against City of Baltimore After Freddie Gray died in police custody in April, presumably due to police brutality, his family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Baltimore for failing to protect one of its citizens. Now, the city has offered the grieving family a settlement in the civil lawsuit – … [Read more...]

Baltimore Judge Pushes Forward with Police Brutality Charges in Freddie Gray’s Murder

Baltimore Judge Refuses to Try Officers Together, Will Try All 6 Police Brutality Charges Separately in Freddie Gray’s Murder Case All six police officers who face police brutality and murder charges for the death of Freddie Gray will stand trial on their charges separately, the judge in Baltimore bolding ruled on Thursday, September 3rd. The … [Read more...]

Officer Who Killed Man Had Previous Incidents of Police Brutality

Incidents of Police Brutality Shown to Lead Up to Slaying of Unarmed Suspect in Charleston More and more incidents of police brutality and excessive force are being filmed by suspects and bystanders and released to the internet. The most recent such incident involved North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, who, in the first week of April, … [Read more...]

Officer Fired for Excessive Force Incident Involving Female Inmate

Denver Police Officer Fired for Excessive Force Incident After Surveillance Video Leaked After surveillance video showed a 16-year veteran of the Denver police force placed his knee across a female inmate’s neck until she passed out, the officer was fired for “egregiously disproportionate” or excessive force. Former officer James Medina was … [Read more...]

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