$25K settlement to end case of alleged police brutality in Jersey City

http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2018/04/25k_settlement_to_end_case_of.htmlHe was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, eluding police and resisting arrest.

The lawsuit says surveillance video showed the cops’ accounts to be untrue.

Officers Humberto Balbosa and Kevin Geib ambushed Rennick and launched a “violent …

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City to pay $1.5M to Kim Groves’ children, 24 years after NOPD officer had her killed

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2018/04/city_to_pay_15m_to_nopd_office.htmlNearly a quarter century after Kim Groves’ murder was ordered by a New Orleans Police Officer, Len Davis, in response to a brutality complaint she made against him, the City of New Orleans has agreed to a $1.5 million lawsuit settlement with Groves’ children.

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Mayor of Madrid, IA resigns amid talks of dissolving police force due to brutality lawsuits

http://wqad.com/2018/04/16/mayor-of-madrid-iowa-resigns-after-pitching-to-dissolve-town-police-department/MADRID, Iowa
Madrid’s mayor resigned last Friday after launching controversial discussions to dissolve his town’s police department in light of multiple federal lawsuits alleging officer misconduct, according to The Des Moines Register.

The …

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Main Line Girl Sues Philly Cop for Police Brutality

https://www.phillymag.com/news/2018/04/19/police-brutality-natasha-chestnut-philadelphia-police/The 17-year-old girl and her father John Pendleton, both of Bryn Mawr, have filed a federal lawsuit against Philadelphia police officer Natasha Chestnut, accusing Chestnut of assault and battery, false arrest, and false imprisonment, among other offenses.

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Rumors, lawsuits, mayoral resignation swirl around Madrid City Council

http://www.amestrib.com/news/20180416/rumors-lawsuits-mayoral-resignation-swirl-around-madrid-city-councilA number of related reasons had brought them there.

Two federal lawsuits (one closed, one ongoing) allege police brutality committed by the city’s police chief and one of his former officers. Madrid’s former mayor, Dirk Ringgenberg, is also named in …

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Autopsy: Diante Yarber was shot 10 times, choked to death on own blood

https://thegrio.com/2018/04/24/autopsy-diante-yarber-shot-10-times/Our reporters and videographers will investigate police brutality and corruption while also exploring.

This week, he said he plans to file a civil rights lawsuit.

Yarber, a 26-year-old father of three, was killed as he and three other people sat …

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How to prevent police brutality: a Victorian officer’s lessons from the LAPD

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/how-to-prevent-police-brutality-a-victorian-officer-s-lessons-from-the-lapd-20180417-p4za48.htmlPolice dragging a disability pensioner from his house in Preston.

Seventeen of these deputies were subject to 22 civil lawsuits, costing the department $3.2 million.

Mr Knight recognised the lessons from the LAPD and Las Vegas and created a database …

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Judge asked to reject pipeline protester’s evidence request

http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/judge-asked-to-reject-pipeline-protester-s-evidence-request/article_4150a031-5a15-5fc9-bbae-1703a43ae235.htmlMorton County is among the defendants in a class-action lawsuit filed by pipeline opponents who are seeking money damages for alleged police brutality and civil rights violations in the November 2016 confrontation.

The case was delayed most of last year …

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Defamation Lawsuit Brought by Two Cops – Defend Kshama Sawant

https://www.socialistalternative.org/2018/04/23/defamation-lawsuit-brought-cops-defend-kshama-sawant/The reasons are political.

There is a strong movement against racism and police brutality in Seattle.

The intent behind this lawsuit and the right wing forces who back it are to push back against the movement by damaging the credibility of the most …

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