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Chicago Was On The Verge Of Police Reform. Then Trump Picked Jeff Sessions To Run The DOJ.Justice Sotomayor Rejects Dredd Scott Principle as Supreme Court Okays Police BrutalityThe Rodney King video changed everything — and nothing25 years later | Images of the riotsBack To The BeginningFederal Jury Awards $410000 In Brutality Claim Against Hartford PoliceExcessive-force reports increase against Paterson copsFamily sees video of police shooting, still has questionsFederal lawsuit alleges police baton beating during 2014 arrest outside child's birthday partyMiami-Dade Democrats Debate Asking State Attorney to Resign Following Darren Rainey VerdictWatch Live: New Episode of "America's Lawyer" Is On Now!Family sees video of police shooting, still has questionsFamily sees video of police shooting, still has questionsFamily sees video of police shooting, still has questionsCity council to demand evidence, investigate, Rickey Bryant police ...

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Cost to taxpayers for settling sheriff's deputy misconduct claims soaring, topped $50 million last year
Los Angeles TimesApril 9, 2017

The judgments and settlements often involved allegations of serious misconduct against law enforcement officers, including sexual assault, excessive force, shooting unarmed suspects and wrongful imprisonment. Many of the payouts stemmed from incidents ...more »

United Airlines passenger brutally dragged from plane for no good reason
ThinkProgressApril 10, 2017

Videos posted to social media show uniformed security agents violently assaulting a passenger on a United Airlines plane as he is forced off a flight from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday evening. While the man was being physically removed from his seat ...more »

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Chicago Was On The Verge Of Police Reform. Then Trump Picked Jeff Sessions To Run The DOJ.
Huffington PostApril 29, 2017

For more than a year, the division's lawyers reviewed thousands of Chicago Police Department documents, visited all 22 police districts, went on 60 ride-alongs, reviewed 170 police shooting files, examined over 425 incidents of less-lethal force ...more »

Justice Sotomayor Rejects Dredd Scott Principle as Supreme Court Okays Police Brutality
Black Star NewsApril 29, 2017

If only Capitol Hill would speak as honestly about police brutality as Justice Sotomayor did. Instead, we get provocative "law and order," rhetoric from President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions who have given police a green light to attack ...more »

The Rodney King video changed everything — and nothing
Raw StoryApril 29, 2017

Video footage, then as now, does not make prosecuting a police brutality case a slam dunk. In the King case, the officers' defense attorneys argued that the video did not show the whole picture: that King had resisted arrest and threatened the officers ...more »

25 years later | Images of the riots
Los Angeles TimesApril 28, 2017

The beating, caught on amateur videotape, sparked a national debate about police brutality and racial injustice. After the verdict ... LAPD beating victim Rodney King meets the press outside his lawyer's office in Beverly Hills to call for an end to ...more »

Back To The Beginning
Philadelphia Sunday SunApril 28, 2017

SUN: One of the more important issues that have come up as I've covered the District Attorney's race is the subject of police brutality. How would you handle that? RN: You don't have to guess on that because I was managing director when we had police ...more »

Federal Jury Awards $410000 In Brutality Claim Against Hartford Police
Hartford CourantApril 28, 2017

A federal jury in Bridgeport on Thursday awarded $410,000 in damages to a man who claimed a Hartford police officer used excessive force in 2012. The jury rejected a second claim of excessive force against another officer. The jury awarded Kenville ...more »

Excessive-force reports increase against Paterson cops
NorthJersey.comApril 28, 2017

Fred Zemel, a Newark-based lawyer who filed federal lawsuit accusing Paterson police officers of brutality during a drug arrest, pointed to the number of excessive-force complaints that were confirmed by the Police Department's Internal Affairs division.more »

Family sees video of police shooting, still has questions
Bluffton TodayApril 28, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The family of a man shot 19 times by police in South Carolina watched a video of his killing and were left with almost as many questions as answers, their attorney said Wednesday. Solicitor Chip Finney showed the video to Waltki ...more »

Federal lawsuit alleges police baton beating during 2014 arrest outside child's birthday party
MassLive.comApril 26, 2017

The attorney also argues in the lawsuit that both the city and the Police Department have a history of indifference toward citizens' complaints of brutality. Pineiro tallies up 133 complaints against seven narcotics detectives alone that were ...more »

Miami-Dade Democrats Debate Asking State Attorney to Resign Following Darren Rainey Verdict
Miami New TimesApril 26, 2017

As members of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, and by extension the Florida Democratic Party, the Progressive Caucus is disturbed to have in our ranks a police brutality enabler and apologist." In Rundle's 24 years as the top county prosecutor, she had ...more »

Watch Live: New Episode of "America's Lawyer" Is On Now!
The Ring of Fire NetworkApril 26, 2017

Tonight on “America's Lawyer,” host Mike Papantonio will discuss another frightening aspect of the airline industry – airport monopolies. You may be familiar with the nightmare of customer service and police brutality that occurred on a United Airline ...more »

Family sees video of police shooting, still has questions
The News TribuneApril 26, 2017

The family of a man shot 19 times by police in South Carolina watched a video of his killing and were left with almost as many questions as answers, their attorney said Wednesday. Solicitor Chip Finney showed the video to Waltki Williams' family ...more »

Family sees video of police shooting, still has questions
McClatchy Washington BureauApril 26, 2017

The family of a man shot 19 times by police in South Carolina watched a video of his killing and were left with almost as many questions as answers, their attorney said Wednesday. Solicitor Chip Finney showed the video to Waltki Williams' family ...more »

Family sees video of police shooting, still has questions
WSOC CharlotteApril 26, 2017

The officers were trying to arrest Williams on Dec. 10 after his estranged girlfriend called 911 saying he had pointed a gun at her car at the Sumter Mall, police said at the time. Williams was shot 19 times, 17 of them in the back, attorney Carter ...more »

City council to demand evidence, investigate, Rickey Bryant police ...
News 10NBCApril 26, 2017

In a first-ever use of its subpoena power, Rochester's city council formally launched its own investigation into alleged police brutality against a teenager.more »

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