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Liability of State Police, Casino/Track Owners at Issue in Pennsylvania Murder Case

On November 24, 2018, Alicia E. Shaffer Stalheim, 25, was murdered by her jealous boyfriend, Luis Rodriguez, seven months after Rodriguez learned Stalheim and her children met for ice cream with another man. Stalheim, Rodriquez and the other man, Gerry …

Federal Court Upholds Connecticut Law on Disclosing Police Records

A federal appeals court has upheld part of a 2020 Connecticut police accountability law that allows public disclosure of state trooper personnel files and internal investigations. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Thursday rejected a …

Baltimore Settles With Rapper for $300K Over Claims of False Arrest, Police Planting Drugs

A court settlement calls for the city of Baltimore to pay $300,000 to resolve claims that police officers planted drugs on a rapper known as Young Moose. The Baltimore Sun reports that the city’s spending board is poised to approve …

New York City to Pay $7M to Man Wrongfully Convicted in 1996 Killing

New York City has agreed to pay $7 million to a man who spent 23 years behind bars for a murder he didn’t commit, Comptroller Brad Lander said Monday. Grant Williams was exonerated last July in the 1996 shooting of …

Hearing Scheduled on Damages Owed by Mississippi Ex-Cop Who Killed Mother of Four

A former Mississippi police officer who shot and killed a sleeping woman should pay her four children a quarter-million dollars each for pain and suffering and a total of more than $300,000 to cover therapy, their aunt said in a …

Court Lets Connecticut Police Hiring Lawsuit Proceed

A former Bridgeport assistant police chief’s lawsuit claiming he was defrauded out of the police chief’s job can go forward, a state appeals court has ruled. James Nardozzi’s lawsuit stemmed from the hiring scandal that landed the city’s police chief …

New York City to Settle Lawsuit Over Wrongful Murder Conviction for $10.5M

New York City will pay $10.5 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by a man who spent 24 years in prison on a murder conviction that was overturned after a witness who had placed him at the …

Massachusetts Man Sues City Alleging Race Factored in Wrongful Arrest

A Massachusetts man said in a lawsuit filed Monday that he was wrongfully charged with murder based on his race and what his attorneys called fabricated evidence. Dana Gaul, 43, said in the federal suit against the city of Worcester …

Maryland Officer Won’t Be Prosecuted in Fatal Shooting

A Maryland police lieutenant won’t be prosecuted in the death of a Black man he shot in the back during an exchange of gunfire in October, officials said Monday. The shooting happened about 2 a.m. on Oct. 11 after Baltimore …

Maine Attorney General Finds 4 Officers Justified in Using Deadly Force in 2 Incidents

Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey’s office released findings Friday that four law enforcement officers were legally justified in using deadly force in fatal shootings in Old Town and Falmouth. The conclusions were reached in separate incidents, one in which a …