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Nigerian Insurers Expect Record Claims from Police Brutality Protests

Nigerian insurers are facing their biggest claims on record after protests against police brutality turned violent, leading to large-scale looting and destruction. Risk underwriters all over the country are inspecting business sites and verifying claims following loss notifications from big …

Supreme Court Rejects Appeals Over Police ‘Qualified Immunity’

The U.S. Supreme Court this week refused to take up a new test of “qualified immunity,” rejecting several appeals that challenged the legal doctrine that has become a broad liability shield for police officers accused of civil rights violations. Qualified …

Connecticut Man Awarded $10K in Police Brutality Suit

A Connecticut man has been awarded $10,000 in damages after a federal judge ruled that he had been beaten by a police officer after a drug fueled car chase. Donato Rinaldi, of Watertown, Conn., filed the suit in 2014 against …

Wife Files Lawsuit In Hawaii Police Restraint Death

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in the case of a Hawaii man who died while being restrained by police. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Michele Y.M.H. Torres, the wife of 37-year-old Aaron Torres, is suing the city of Honolulu …

Maine Police Brutality Case Settled

A Maine man is going to get $725,000 as part of a police brutality settlement that was reached as the case was set to go to trial in federal court. Ronald Eaton of Deer Isle had sued several Hancock County …