Category: Lawsuits

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 ...
Missouri Police Association Sues Missouri Police Department Over Public Records Violations

Missouri Police Association Sues Missouri Police Department Over Public Records Violations

A Missouri police association filed a lawsuit against the city of Columbia, accusing its police department of violating the state's public records law by refusing to provide records in a timely manner, then charging an exorbitant amount for the requested records. Last summer, the Colu ...
Stalking Away The First Amendment: Part 1

Stalking Away The First Amendment: Part 1

  Homestead Police Department (HPD) has silenced the First Amendment with false stalking charges and restraining orders. Their abuses leading to two of my three false arrest, and to me being served with four frivolous restraining orders. Sadly, such abuses are not limited t ...
Milwaukee Jailers Mock and Ignore Pregnant Inmate Going into Labor, Resulting in Baby’s Death, Lawsuit Claims

Milwaukee Jailers Mock and Ignore Pregnant Inmate Going into Labor, Resulting in Baby’s Death, Lawsuit Claims

A mentally ill inmate whose baby died after jailers laughed at her and ignored her requests for medical attention when her water broke is suing the Milwaukee County Jail where three other people have died since April. Shade Swayzer is suing for $8.5 million, according to the Milwaukee J ...
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. ...
New Hampshire Cop who Rated Female Drivers on a “Rapability” Scale Sued by Female Trainee for Sexual Harassment

New Hampshire Cop who Rated Female Drivers on a “Rapability” Scale Sued by Female Trainee for Sexual Harassment

A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court this week accuses a New Hampshire cop of sexually harassing his female trainee and saying he "wanted to just take (women) out and rape them rather than issue a citation" when he pulled them over, according to whio.com. Alexandra Drake's lawsuit c ...
Ohio Sheriff Sued after Video She tried to Destroy Surfaces, Showing Deputy Pepper Spraying Restrained Woman

Ohio Sheriff Sued after Video She tried to Destroy Surfaces, Showing Deputy Pepper Spraying Restrained Woman

An Ohio sheriff's sergeant thought it was all fun and games when she and fellow deputies deleted video footage that showed her pepper spraying a women strapped down in a restraint chair. But now the joke is on her because the video still exists, resulting in a lawsuit against Montgome ...