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Jury in California Awards $2.2M to Family of Man Killed by LAPD Officer

A jury has awarded $2.2 million to the family of a man who was shot and killed by a Los Angeles police officer in a shooting that the police chief deemed justified and the district attorney declined to prosecute. Christian …

Iowa City Settles Police Shooting Wrongful Death Suit for $2.5M

The city of Waterloo, Iowa, has settled a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a man shot to death in 2012 by a police officer. A judge signed off on the $2.5 million settlement with the city’s insurance …

Family of Man Shot by Charlotte Police Settle with City for $2M

The city of Charlotte has reached a $2.25 million settlement in a lawsuit brought by the family of a black man shot to death by a white police officer in 2013. City Attorney Bob Hagemann announced at a news conference …

Parents of Missouri Teen Killed by Police Sue City of Ferguson

Ferguson, Mo., was sued by the family of an unarmed black teenager whose fatal shooting by a police officer triggered nationwide protests, while subsequent deaths at the hands of police fueled a national debate about how law enforcement treats minorities. …

South Carolina City to Pay $700K to Family of Pregnant Woman Shot by Cop

The family of a pregnant woman shot and killed by a Woodruff police office will be given $700,000 to settle a lawsuit over the killing. Lacey Lamb’s family said the 28-year-old woman was trying to stop the car instead of …

South Carolina Sheriff Denied Workers’ Comp After Shooting

A deputy sheriff is not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for his mental distress that followed his shooting of a suspect in the course of his job, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled. The court said using deadly force …

Utah Parents Sue Police, City Over Son’s Shooting Death

A West Valley City, Utah couple is suing police, claiming officers used excessive force in the 2010 shooting death of their son. Etta and Frank Chief filed the civil lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City this week. …