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Chicago to Pay $15 Million Over Woman’s Death in Police Chase Crash

Sep 23 2022 // The Chicago City Council approved a settlement on Wednesday that will pay $15 million to the family of a woman who was killed when a police cruiser ran a red light and slammed into her SUV after officers allegedly ignored...

$3M Settlement for Utah Family of Autistic Boy Shot by Police

Sep 22 2022 // A Utah family has reached a $3 million settlement with Salt Lake City in a lawsuit filed after officers shot a 13-year-old boy with autism, leaving him badly wounded after responding to his mother’s 911 call for help...

DOJ Investigating Racism Allegations in Kansas City Police Force

Sep 21 2022 // The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into allegations of discrimination against Black officers by the Kansas City Police Department that reportedly begins during hiring and extends to promotions and...

$600K for Woman Attacked by Police Dog in California

Sep 21 2022 // San Diego, California, officials approved a $600,000 payout to a woman who was severely injured when a police dog attacked her in her own yard after escaping from its trainer’s home nearby. A lawsuit filed by Jenna...

Indiana City to Pay $1.7 Million in Deadly Police Chase Crash

Sep 15 2022 // The city of Evansville, Indiana has agreed to pay $1.75 million to settle a woman’s lawsuit stemming from a 2017 police chase crash that killed her two children and her husband and left her seriously injured. The...

Jury: Omaha Police Chief Retaliated Against Former Captain

Sep 14 2022 // A former Omaha police captain has prevailed in her lawsuit against Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer and the city, having sued over allegations that the chief failed to promote her in retaliation for filing a...

Connecticut Police Investigate Death of Man Days After Stun Gun Shot by Trooper

Sep 7 2022 // Connecticut state police are investigating a man’s death four days after a state trooper shot him with a stun gun, authorities said Friday. Ryan Marzi, 38, of Hebron, died unexpectedly in his sleep on Aug. 28,...

Maryland County Settles Lawsuit Over Police Encounter With 5-Year-Old

Aug 30 2022 // Officials say Maryland’s Montgomery County has agreed to pay $275,000 to settle a lawsuit that grew from an encounter between a 5-year-old boy and two police officers at East Silver Spring Elementary School. The...

Uvalde School District, Texas Law Enforcement Could Face $27 Billion Lawsuit

Aug 24 2022 // Uvalde school district and a litany of law enforcement agencies could face $27 billion class-action lawsuit over shooting which was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that...

St. Louis Police Face Closer Scrutiny Under New Oversight Plan

Aug 24 2022 // Eight years after Michael Brown’s death pushed the St. Louis region front and center into the national debate over police accountability, the city’s elected officials and its police associations are at odds...

New Orleans Officials Seek to End Federal Oversight of Police

Aug 19 2022 // New Orleans officials asked a federal judge Tuesday to end court-supervised oversight of its police department under a pact negotiated with the U.S. Justice Department a decade ago, after deadly police shootings of...

Iowa Council Member Countersues Police Officers over Protest Arrest

Aug 19 2022 // A Des Moines council member is countersuing two police officers who took the unusual step earlier this year of suing several people who participated in a 2020 protest following a Minneapolis officer’s killing of...

Maryland Family Sues Police Over Fatal Shooting at Maryland Home

Aug 18 2022 // The family of a Maryland man fatally shot by a police officer filed a federal civil right lawsuit Monday against the department and individual officers. Dyonta Quarles Jr. was shot Jan. 30 when Anne Arundel County officers...

Massachusetts City Claims Ex-Employee Shut Down Police Website

Aug 16 2022 // Officials in a Boston suburb are investigating a former city employee they say shut down the police website during a pay dispute. Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller said the former employee, who was the police department...

Partial Legal Settlement Over 2018 Killing of Maryland Teen Targets Police Reforms

Aug 12 2022 // Family members of Anton Black and the Coalition for Justice for Anton Black announced they have resolved part of their federal court litigation charging police and municipal officials in three Maryland communities with the...

Providence Police Seek to Fire Officer After Video Shows Excess Force

Aug 11 2022 // A Rhode Island police department is seeking to fire an officer after video showed him smashing a handcuffed man’s face into the pavement during a fireworks celebration on Fourth of July weekend. The Providence Police...

Gabby Petito’s Family Plans to File Utah Lawsuit Alleging Police Failed Her

Aug 9 2022 // Gabby Petito’s family this week notified Utah officials of plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that police failed to recognize their daughter was in a life-threatening situation last year when officers...

Massachusetts Police Sued Over Wrongful Arrest Deny Racial Profiling Claim

Aug 9 2022 // A Massachusetts police department whose officers are accused of wrongfully arresting a Black man while pursuing a white suspect said Friday that an outside investigation found no evidence of racial profiling. The town...

Lawsuit Against Massachusetts Police Alleges Wrongful Arrest of Black Man

Aug 5 2022 // A suburban Boston police officer who was pursuing a white suspect pinned a 20-year-old Black man to the ground as he was walking home and placed a knee on the man’s neck despite having no evidence that he was...

FDIC Urges Banks to Police Misleading Crypto Claims on Deposit Insurance

Aug 1 2022 // A U.S. banking regulator is urging banks dealing with cryptocurrency companies that they need to make sure customers know which of their funds will be insured by the government in case of collapse, and which have no safety...