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Category: Court Settlements

Florida Police Settles Horrific Dog Mauling Lawsuit involving Cop who later Killed Woman in Training Exercise

Florida Police Settles Horrific Dog Mauling Lawsuit involving Cop who later Killed Woman in Training Exercise

For the price of $70,000, Punta Gorda police officer Lee Coel can claim he did nothing wrong by allowing his dog to attack and maul a man for riding his bicycle at night without lights. Not that he will pay a dime of that settlement.  And not that it will absolve him of shooting and k ...
Award-Winning California Deputy Still on Force After Beating 3 Citizens with Flashlights, Resulting in 3 Settlements

Award-Winning California Deputy Still on Force After Beating 3 Citizens with Flashlights, Resulting in 3 Settlements

An award-winning California deputy who has been sued three times in six years for beating citizens with his flashlight remains on the force, even after the latest lawsuit against him settled for $200,000 on Tuesday. Of course, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department never admitted ...
Texas Authorities Pay Sandra Bland’s Family $1.9 Million Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Texas Authorities Pay Sandra Bland’s Family $1.9 Million Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The Texas Department of Public Safety and Waller County have reached a financial settlement with Sandra Bland's family to pay $1.9 million dollars to end their wrongful death and civil rights lawsuit in federal court. Sandra Bland was wrongfully arrested by Texas trooper Brian Encinia ...
Massachusetts Town Settles With Family of Innocent Grandfather Killed by “Accident” During SWAT Raid (Updated)

Massachusetts Town Settles With Family of Innocent Grandfather Killed by “Accident” During SWAT Raid (Updated)

Eurie Stamps, 68, a grandfather and retired Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority worker, was not suspected of any crime when police assaulted him inside his home and shot him dead shortly after midnight on January 5, 2011. Now, more than five years later, Stamps' family has reac ...
New Jersey Man Receives $175,000 Settlement for Police Siccing Dog on Him and Deleting His Footage After Recording Cops Attacking Woman

New Jersey Man Receives $175,000 Settlement for Police Siccing Dog on Him and Deleting His Footage After Recording Cops Attacking Woman

A New Jersey man is $175,000 richer after settling with the capitol city of Trenton after officers kicked and punched him while siccing a police dog on him for recording their vicious assault of a woman while calling her a "bitch" and "cunt". Police also confiscated his camera and del ...
New Jersey Police Department to Settle with Family of Man They Killed on Video

New Jersey Police Department to Settle with Family of Man They Killed on Video

The family of Jerame Reid, who was shot dead as he held his hands up, reached a tentative settlement with the Bridgeton Police Department in New Jersey. The shooting was caught on dash cam video as well as a witness video, which is the only reason the family managed to reach a settlem ...
Washington Cops Settle Suit for Tasering, Siccing Dog on Non-Resisting Man

Washington Cops Settle Suit for Tasering, Siccing Dog on Non-Resisting Man

The city of Tukwila in Washington agreed to settle a lawsuit for $100,000 plus attorney's fee after officers punched a restrained man in the face and head, shocking him with taser darts and then siccing a police dog on him in what the department calls "pain compliance" – a use of force t ...