Tag: Lawsuit

NYPD Sued by Two Atlanta Hawks NBA Players Falsely Arrested Last Year Giving $20 to Homeless Man

NYPD Sued by Two Atlanta Hawks NBA Players Falsely Arrested Last Year Giving $20 to Homeless Man

Two Atlanta Hawks players are suing NYPD for damages pegged at up to a combined $75,000,000 for a single false arrest outside a New York nightclub last year. It all started when one player tried to hand $20 to a homeless person after police closed the nightclub down at 4:15am. And ...
South Carolina Cops Pay Zachary Hammond’s Family $2.15MM Wrongful Death Settlement

South Carolina Cops Pay Zachary Hammond’s Family $2.15MM Wrongful Death Settlement

In a desperate bid to keep the killer cop off the stand, South Carolina cops settled for $2,150,000 with Zachary Hammond's family in their wrongful death lawsuit. Seneca Police Lt. Mark Tiller shot and killed Hammond, then lied about the circumstances, claiming the teen tried to run h ...
Florida Police K-9 Eats Suicidal Teen’s Face From Department With History of Dog on Citizen Violence

Florida Police K-9 Eats Suicidal Teen’s Face From Department With History of Dog on Citizen Violence

A Florida mother fearing for her child’s safety called local police for a welfare check of her son who had made a noose, only to have the two responding Officer’s K-9s eat his face off. The Florida K9 cop called for a welfare check on a suicidal teen foreshadowed the bloody mauling of ...
New Orleans Man Shot by Cop After She Turned Off Bodycam Files Lawsuit

New Orleans Man Shot by Cop After She Turned Off Bodycam Files Lawsuit

A man who was shot in the head by a New Orleans police officer moments after she turned off her bodycam last August has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit. The shooting of Armond Bennett, who was 26 at the time, was kept quiet by the department for two days, which the former superin ...
Video Surfaces of Colorado Springs Officer Brutalizing Handcuffed Woman in Hospital and Knocking Her Teeth Out

Video Surfaces of Colorado Springs Officer Brutalizing Handcuffed Woman in Hospital and Knocking Her Teeth Out

A newly released video shows a Colorado Springs police officer brutally throwing a handcuffed 18-year-old woman to the hospital floor, smashing her face against the Memorial Hospital floor in 2013. So hard that it knocked her teeth out. The video will be part of a lawsuit that is b ...
Trial Begins for Woman Shackled in Hospital by Hand and Foot for 17 Days After NYPD Broke Her Leg

Trial Begins for Woman Shackled in Hospital by Hand and Foot for 17 Days After NYPD Broke Her Leg

A jury trial is underway for a Brooklyn woman who was hospitalized after NYPD broke into her building without a warrant, roughed her up and left her shackled to a bed for 17 days. Karen Brim, 44, was mopping her hallway when New York City police officers Ralph Giordano, Timothy Reilly ...
Pennsylvania Cops Beat, Tase Man for Riding Bike With No Headlight, Failing to ID Themselves, Lawsuit Claims

Pennsylvania Cops Beat, Tase Man for Riding Bike With No Headlight, Failing to ID Themselves, Lawsuit Claims

A Pennsylvania man has filed a lawsuit claiming that he was injured last year after police officers tased him without identifying themselves as he was riding his bike, then beat him until he was unconscious. All for not having a headlight. Edgardo Garcia Fontanez, 41, was riding hi ...
San Francisco Bay Area Transit Cop Lost Her Officer Husband to Friendly Fire, Sues BART Police

San Francisco Bay Area Transit Cop Lost Her Officer Husband to Friendly Fire, Sues BART Police

San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Sergeant Tom Smith Jr., 42, was shot and killed by friendly fire, while leading a raid on a suspect's home in Dublin, California, a city about 25 miles from Oakland in January 2014. On Friday, Smith's wife, who is also a BART officer, file ...