Category: City Attorney

Florida Man Fights Extensive Public Records Request Abuse

Florida Man Fights Extensive Public Records Request Abuse

The City of Homestead has a torrid reputation and a pattern of willfully refusing to comply with the public records law. Homestead is a little town at the southern end of Miami-Dade County, rarely receiving the scrutiny it deserves as a cesspool of public corruption and maleficence. I ...
WATCH: NYPD Settles Lawsuit in Teenage Brutality Case Where Witness was Pepper Sprayed for Recording

WATCH: NYPD Settles Lawsuit in Teenage Brutality Case Where Witness was Pepper Sprayed for Recording

NYPD cops brutally beat 19-year-old Jateik Reed for resisting arrest and carrying drugs in 2012. Drugs were never found and the case was dismissed in court. Reed then filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city. Now New York City has settled the lawsuit with Reed, who is now 24, for ...
Chicago Pays $3 Million Settlement for Police Shooting Death of Teen Holding iPhone Case Mistaken for Gun

Chicago Pays $3 Million Settlement for Police Shooting Death of Teen Holding iPhone Case Mistaken for Gun

Chicago will pay a $3 million settlement to the family of a teenager shot and killed while fleeing police on a busy street, claiming he had a black object in his hand that made them fear for their lives. The black object turned out to be an iPhone case. And surveillance cameras do ...
California Deaf Man Beaten, Tasered and Choked by Police for not Understanding Commands Awarded $55,000 Settlement

California Deaf Man Beaten, Tasered and Choked by Police for not Understanding Commands Awarded $55,000 Settlement

After mistaking a deaf man for a thief, beating him, tasering him and choking him because he was unable to understand their commands, the Hawthorne Police Department in southwest Los Angeles has settled a lawsuit for $55,000. The settlement was approved by the City Council on Tuesday. ...
Manslaughter Charge Dropped for Ex-Con Son Of NYPD Cop Accused of Killing Activist Before Fleeing

Manslaughter Charge Dropped for Ex-Con Son Of NYPD Cop Accused of Killing Activist Before Fleeing

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance this week dropped the manslaughter charge against the ex-con son of a well-connected NYPD family who was caught on video driving onto a sidewalk while texting before striking and killing an outspoken civil rights activist, then fleeing the scene on fo ...
Texas Cops and Paramedics Misapplying HIPAA Laws, Threatening Photographers With Arrest for Photographing Accident Victims

Texas Cops and Paramedics Misapplying HIPAA Laws, Threatening Photographers With Arrest for Photographing Accident Victims

In life, there are questions which – no matter how many times you ask – simply cannot be answered. Who shot JFK?? Did men really walk on the moon?? Is there a God?? But when the question involves your civil liberties and possibly being arrested for taking photographs, there should be ...
Disgraced Illinois “Officer of the Year” Faces Even More Rape Charges

Disgraced Illinois “Officer of the Year” Faces Even More Rape Charges

Just a few short months after being named the "Officer of the Year" for the Champaign Police Department in Illinois, Jerad Gale, 31, was arrested for strangling and raping two woman. Now, a few weeks since his arrest, an additional victim and former girlfriend has come forward, allegi ...
Virginia Man Arrested and Assaulted by Police for Recording Firefighters Misusing Public Property

Virginia Man Arrested and Assaulted by Police for Recording Firefighters Misusing Public Property

A Virginia activist and independent journalist was walking his dog on the evening of June 10th, 2015 when he noticed some peculiar activity happening inside a Richmond, Virginia firehouse. To Chris Dorsey, it looked as if city firefighters were actively working on their personal vehic ...
Dallas Police Release Pathetic Right-To-Record Policy

Dallas Police Release Pathetic Right-To-Record Policy

Dallas police officials released a one page, right-to-record directive to officers last week which is now raising eyebrows for its lack of substance. Last October, high ranking officials from the Dallas Police Department and its respective police association sat down with police accou ...