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Category: Court Settlements

Illinois Woman Arrested for Recording Cop Accepts $117,500 Settlement

Illinois Woman Arrested for Recording Cop Accepts $117,500 Settlement

An Illinois woman arrested for video recording police on her friend's property is receiving a $1117,500 settlement. But Naperville officials last week insisted this hefty sum was in no way an admission that its cops "acted wrongfully." However, anybody viewing the video showing uti ...
Former South Carolina Police Chief Killed An Unarmed Black Man, Sentenced To 1 Year House Arrest

Former South Carolina Police Chief Killed An Unarmed Black Man, Sentenced To 1 Year House Arrest

On Tuesday, prosecutors agreed to drop the murder charge against a former South Carolina police chief in exchange for a guilty plea to “misconduct in office.” Richard Combs, 38, had been facing 30 years in prison for the murder of 54-year-old Bernard Bailey in 2011. The former Chie ...
California Cops Killed Marine on Veterans Day, City Pays $2,500,000 to Settle Family’s Lawsuit

California Cops Killed Marine on Veterans Day, City Pays $2,500,000 to Settle Family’s Lawsuit

California cops with the City of Palm Springs Police Department agreed to a $2,500,000 settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit of a Marine killed by an officer that recklessly jumped through the window of his moving vehicle. It happened on Veteran’s Day 2012. Corporal Allan ‘AJ’ D ...
Wrongly Jailed Man Wins Settlement After Miami Police Botch Murder Investigation to Benefit “The First 48” Television Show

Wrongly Jailed Man Wins Settlement After Miami Police Botch Murder Investigation to Benefit “The First 48” Television Show

Nineteen months. That's how long Taiwan Smart was in jail thanks to the phony investigation and false testimony of two Miami police officers who were too busy trying to look good for the cameras of a "reality" show to actually investigate a double-murder. The premise of "The First ...
Lawsuit Filed Against Oregon Deputies Caught on Camera Mocking Man as He Died From Meth Overdose

Lawsuit Filed Against Oregon Deputies Caught on Camera Mocking Man as He Died From Meth Overdose

A $10.7 million dollar lawsuit has been filed by the father of a man who died in the custody of Oregon deputies, who not only denied him medical treatment, but were caught on camera mocking his agony before he died alone on the floor of the jail due to a massive methamphetamine overdose. ...
Milwaukee Cop Brutally Beat Woman in Viral Video, City Pays Out $100,000 to Victim

Milwaukee Cop Brutally Beat Woman in Viral Video, City Pays Out $100,000 to Victim

The city of Milwaukee has settled a civil rights lawsuit filed in 2014 by a woman who was punched in the face and dragged from a patrol vehicle by an out-of-control officer on video. The video, which was obtained by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, showed Officer Richard Schoen punchin ...
Arrested for Crack Cocaine That Turned Out to Be Saltines, New Jersey Man Receives $35K Settlement

Arrested for Crack Cocaine That Turned Out to Be Saltines, New Jersey Man Receives $35K Settlement

A man who was detained and frisked for video recording – then jailed for possession of crack– only for it to be crumbs from a saltine cracker in his pocket, is set to receive a $35,000 settlement from the state of New Jersey. John Cokos was stopped by Deptford Township Officer Matthew ...
Chicago Police Accused of Deleting Video and Threatening Witnesses After Teen’s “Execution”

Chicago Police Accused of Deleting Video and Threatening Witnesses After Teen’s “Execution”

After a Chicago police officer shot a 17-year-old boy 16 times, police destroyed 86 minutes of video from a nearby Burger King surveillance camera, the restaurant's manager said. And they have yet to release dashcam footage of the shooting, even though it was damaging enough to prompt ...