Tag Archives: EXCESSIVE FORCE

Supreme Court Overturns $4.1M Ruling For Couple Shot In Warrantless Raid

A California couple cannot sue the police officers that busted down their door without a warrant and shot them to pieces, the Supreme Court has ruled. The decision, handed down on Tuesday, overturned a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that allowed Angel and Jennifer Mendez to recover damages in the amount of $4.1 million from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. The ...

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Dallas School Cops Beat, Tase, Handcuff 7-Year-Old Special Needs Child

A mother is livid after her 7-year-old child was beaten, tased and handcuffed by Dallas Independent School District police officers following an outburst he reportedly had in class. According to April Obin, her special needs son Yosio Lopez suffers from ADHD and a mood disorder. She said he routinely disrupts class and usually just reports to school councilors who help him work ...

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Video Shows Resource Officer Choke, Body-Slam, Tase Nonviolent Teen

Confirming a clear pattern of abuse at Woodland Hills High School in Pittsburgh, new video shows a nonviolent teen being brutalized by a resource officer. Released by attorney Todd Hollis, the footage shows the 15-year-old student being placed in a headlock before being body-slammed and repeatedly tased by officer Steve Shaulis on March 3, 2015. The teen was reportedly asked to leave class and report to the office where ...

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15-Year-Old Killed In Car Cops Claim “Drove Aggressively” Toward Them

A Mesquite High School freshman was killed by a Texas police officer who fired a round into a moving vehicle cops claimed was “driving aggressively” toward them. According to Balch Springs police chief Jonathan Haber, officers were responding to a report about intoxicated teenagers at around 11 p.m. Saturday in the 12300 block of Baron Drive when a vehicle carrying 15-year-old Jordan Edwards backed ...

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$5.5M Settlement For Man Beat Mercilessly With Batons By Cops

A man who suffered a concussion, deep head cuts and broken bones in his arms at the hands of Alameda County, California sheriff’s deputies will now receive a $5.5 million lawsuit settlement. Attorneys said Friday that the Alameda County Board of Supervisors approved the settlement for Stanislav Petrov on Tuesday. Petrov had been sitting in a reportedly stolen vehicle in ...

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Camera Malfunctions As Cop Breaks 83-Year-Old Man’s Nose And Arm

An 83-year-old man is headed to court for a resisting and obstructing felony charge received during an incident involving Michigan state police that was not recorded due to a malfunctioning dashboard camera that curiously didn’t capture any of his assault. Owner and operator of Warner Township’s only bar for 51 years, Larry Sevenski said he was informed on St. Patrick’s Day by ...

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