Tag Archives: LAWSUIT

Cop Accused Of Stealing $2000 Meant For Christmas Gifts From Dying Man

A Texas cop is facing criminal charges after being accused of stealing more than $2000 from a dying man following an emergency call for help. According to Texas City police, officer Linnard Crouch has been charged with theft stemming from a December incident in which a 74-year-old motorist dialed 911 for assistance. Family said Crouch’s body-cam captured him stealing over ...

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Tennessee Jailers Threatened, Retaliated Against Inmates Who Exposed Scabies Outbreak, Lawsuit Says

Female inmates in Nashville, Tennessee had their phone privileges revoked, were threatened with solitary confinement and suffered unnecessarily without proper medical treatment during a scabies outbreak, a federal lawsuit alleges. The outbreak occurred at Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility, which is ran by CoreCivic, a company that owns and manages private prisons and detention centers across the country. “Inmates attempted to inform ...

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Immunity For Cop Who Raided Wrong Home, Shot Man’s Dog As It Ran Away

A Florida police officer responsible for killing a man’s dog after he entered the wrong apartment in a botched raid committed no rights violations and is entitled to immunity, a federal court has ruled. According to a federal lawsuit, Officer Michael McBride was one of six Hollywood police officers and two Broward Sheriff’s deputies that were following up on a tip in ...

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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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Video Shows Officer Unleash K-9 On Man During Traffic Stop

Video has surfaced showing a Beaver Borough, Pennsylvania police officer unleash a K-9 on a man during a traffic stop after dragging him out of his vehicle. Beaver Patrolman Jeffrey Wijnen-Riems has a long history of alleged abuse. In 2005, six people filed federal lawsuits claiming they were brutalized by the officer in various incidents. Two of those lawsuits were settled for $90,000. In 2011, a ...

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Six Witnesses Testify Terence Crutcher Posed No Threat When Killed By Cop

Six witnesses testified in court on Wednesday that an unarmed pastor posed no threat to a Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot him on video. Dash-cam and helicopter footage emerged in September showing 40-year-old Terence Crutcher being killed with his hands raised by officer Betty Jo Shelby. According to police, Crutcher had approached officers after his car broke down, and refused commands to raise ...

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Ammon Bundy Stripped Naked, Beaten, Thrown In Hole For Hanging Shirt On Bed

In a stunning display of disregard for Constitutional protections relating to inmates, federal corrections officers at CCA Nevada Southern Detention Center reportedly stripped Ammon Bundy naked before handcuffing, beating and throwing him in solitary confinement with two dislocated shoulders. Ammon, along with brother Ryan Bundy and five other co-defendants, were found not guilty of conspiring to prevent federal employees from doing their jobs through ...

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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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Gun Owners Challenge California’s Large Capacity Magazine Ban

California gun owners have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on so-called “large capacity” magazines. Filed in Fresno on Friday by the Calguns Foundation, the Firearms Policy Coalition, the Firearms Policy Foundation, the Second Amendment Foundation and seven private citizens, the lawsuit contends the ban violates Constitutional rights. Singed by Gov. Jerry Brown last year, Senate Bill No. 1446 goes ...

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$2.75M Settlement After Cop Molests 14-Year-Old Explorer Program Member

Taxpayers in Irwindale, California are on the hook for $2.75 million after a lawsuit brought forth by a young woman molested by a police officer was settled on Thursday. Officer Daniel R. Camerano was initially charged with six felony counts for his sexual abuse of underage females following allegations he began a relationship with a then-14-year-old girl in May 2009 that lasted until December ...

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