Category: Lawsuits

NYPD Cop Paws on Woman Standing on Sidewalk Before Pouncing on Friend for Recording

NYPD Cop Paws on Woman Standing on Sidewalk Before Pouncing on Friend for Recording

For years, the New York City Police Department has publicly acknowledged that they recognize citizens have the legal right to record them in public. And for years, the NYPD has continually violated the rights of citizens to record them in public. After all, lawsuits mean nothing if ...
Journalists Sue Over Ferguson Arrests as Maine Couple Win $60,000 Settlement from Unlawful Arrest

Journalists Sue Over Ferguson Arrests as Maine Couple Win $60,000 Settlement from Unlawful Arrest

In this era more than ever, people are taking action to protect their Constitutional right to monitor police behavior by holding officers accountable through the court of law. On Monday, four journalists brought a lawsuit against St. Louis County police to federal court on grounds that ...
New Video Shows Massachusetts Cop Hailed as a Hero Actually Beat Man He Saved

New Video Shows Massachusetts Cop Hailed as a Hero Actually Beat Man He Saved

A Massachusetts cop who was hailed as a hero last year after a video surveillance camera showed him pulling a man from falling onto subway tracks ended up punching the man in the face repeatedly. But the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority clipped that segment from the video be ...
Massachusetts Cops Sued for Pepper Spraying, Arresting Man for Recording Them; Attempting to Destroy Phone

Massachusetts Cops Sued for Pepper Spraying, Arresting Man for Recording Them; Attempting to Destroy Phone

Dressed in military gear, Massachusetts cops were beating a man when they realized another man was video recording them from the other side of a fence, standing about 20 feet away. Several cops then stormed up to Thomas Donovan, forcing the law student and aspiring cop to retreat as h ...
Philadelphia Man Sues After Video Evidence Proves False Arrest on Terrorism Charges

Philadelphia Man Sues After Video Evidence Proves False Arrest on Terrorism Charges

Roger Vanderklok only wanted to file a complaint. Instead, he was taken to jail. After being questioned by Transportation Security Administration workers at Philadelphia International Airport about some PowerBars and a watch in his bag, Vanderklok was accosted by TSA supervisor Charle ...
Florida Bar Accuses PINAC Reporter of Running “Public Records Shakedown”

Florida Bar Accuses PINAC Reporter of Running “Public Records Shakedown”

In defiance of basic journalistic courtesy, The Florida Bar News recently ran an article slamming PINAC reporter Jeffrey Gray as a thuggish con artist without so much as a phone call to get his side of the story. “I was surprised and disappointed. I really wish they would have called ...
Florida Couple Receives $30K Payout for Arrest Captured in Viral Video

Florida Couple Receives $30K Payout for Arrest Captured in Viral Video

An Ocala, Florida couple each received $15,000 in an outside settlement after a federal civil rights lawsuit was brought against the local sheriff’s department. Jason and Stacy Pomales filed separate lawsuits in June with the Ocala division of the U.S. District Court, claiming their c ...
Video Emerges Showing Police Intimidating Girlfriend of Man Killed by Cops in Walmart as Family Files Lawuit

Video Emerges Showing Police Intimidating Girlfriend of Man Killed by Cops in Walmart as Family Files Lawuit

The family of John Crawford, III filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court in Dayton, Ohio. The claim was filed against the city of Beavercreek, its police chief, Dennis Evers, Officer Sean Williams, Sgt. David Darkow and the Walmart Corporation. Back in August, Crawford was shot and kil ...