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Category: Court Settlements

Palm Beach Sheriff Settles for $500,000 for Down Syndrome Teen They Shot down

Palm Beach Sheriff Settles for $500,000 for Down Syndrome Teen They Shot down

The way Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy Jason Franqui described it, he was about to be run over by a madman in a minivan. He even made eye contact with him as the driver, who turned the steering wheel directly into his path in a final stare-d0wn before attempting to kill him. Na ...
International Manhunt for Affluenza Teen Highlights Disparities and Bias in American Legal System

International Manhunt for Affluenza Teen Highlights Disparities and Bias in American Legal System

As “affluenza” boy and his mother were caught south of the border Wednesday, once again the loopholes and bias of the United States legal system are making front page news throughout the world. Ethan Couch’s mother, Tonya was deported from Mexico on Wednesday and sent to a Los Angeles ...
Delaware Cop Acquitted for Kicking Man in Face as City Agrees to Settlement with Suspect

Delaware Cop Acquitted for Kicking Man in Face as City Agrees to Settlement with Suspect

After 16 hours of deliberation, a jury acquitted a Delaware cop on Tuesday for kicking a suspect full force in the head, causing his jaw to shatter. Dover police officer Thomas Webster IV was acquitted of felony assault and misdemeanor assault charges after deliberations spanned three ...
Fullerton Agrees to $4.9 Million Settlement in Kelly Thomas Wrongful Death Suit

Fullerton Agrees to $4.9 Million Settlement in Kelly Thomas Wrongful Death Suit

The city of Fullerton agreed to pay $4.9 million to the father of Kelly Thomas, the mentally ill homeless man who was viciously beaten to death by police in a shocking video made even more shocking that the officers were acquitted. The incident took place in 2011 and Thomas' father, R ...
Cleveland Cop Who Killed Returns to Force Over Objections of Victim’s Family Members

Cleveland Cop Who Killed Returns to Force Over Objections of Victim’s Family Members

No pay for killer cops! That is what the family members of Malissa Williams were chanting earlier this week in front of Cleveland’s city hall in response to news that Michael Brelo – one of the 13 cops who fatally shot both Williams and her friend Timothy Russell 137 times earlier thi ...
Los Angeles to Pay $2.5 Million Settlement to Children of Mentally Ill Woman Killed in LAPD Custody

Los Angeles to Pay $2.5 Million Settlement to Children of Mentally Ill Woman Killed in LAPD Custody

Battling drug addiction and mental illness, Alesia Thomas dropped her two children off at a Los Angeles police station in July 2012, telling them to walk inside and ask for help because she was no longer able to support them. The two children, ages 12 and 3, wandered into the building ...
New Mexico Cops Settle “Fuck” Lawsuit for $25,000, Taxpayers Will Pay

New Mexico Cops Settle “Fuck” Lawsuit for $25,000, Taxpayers Will Pay

New Mexico cops falsely arrested a grown adult citizen in public for saying "fuck", now Farmington taxpayers agreed to pay $25,000 to settle the resulting censorship lawsuit under the 1st Amendment. Three Farmington officers grossly overstepped their boundaries acting as censors, when ...
NYPD Whistleblower Hospitalized Against Will Settles for $600,000

NYPD Whistleblower Hospitalized Against Will Settles for $600,000

The New York City Police Department settled a $600,000 lawsuit Tuesday with one of its own officers after they forced him into a psychiatric ward for several days against his will for turning whistle-blower on them. NYPD officer Adrian Schoolcraft, who has been on unpaid suspension si ...
Indiana Cops Force Man Out of Car at Gunpoint as Pregnant Wife Goes Into Labor in Gut-Wrenching Video

Indiana Cops Force Man Out of Car at Gunpoint as Pregnant Wife Goes Into Labor in Gut-Wrenching Video

James and Dana Reiner had a experience with police that no one should have to go through. As James was driving his pregnant wife to the hospital in January of 2012 in Indiana, Portage police officer Anthony Dandurand tried to pull them over. But Dana's water had broke, so James con ...