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City Insurance Will Pay 300K to Family of Woman Killed by Policeman

The family of a woman that was shot through the window of car as she attempted to flee from a policeman, has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the city of Culpeper for $300,000, as reported by the ...

Wrongful Death Lawsuit: Intoxication + Taser Shocks = 29 Year-Old's Death

As reported by the Erie Times-News the family of a 29 year-old woman that died after being unnecessarily tasered by police officers, while she was under the influence of alcohol, has filed a wrongful ...

Diabetic Inmate Placed in Top Bunk, Fell, Waited 30+ Hours for Treatment

According to the Elko Daily Free Press, a diabetic man has settled a personal injury lawsuit with the Elko County Commission for $70,000 in regards to his mistreatment while being incarcerated in the ...

Officer's Ricochet Bullet Causes Injury

The NYPD has been sued by a woman alleging that the department's failure to train its officers properly left her with injuries sustained in a police shoot out near the heavily populated vicinity ...

Resisting "Restraint Maneuvers" Caused Wrongful Death

The Star-News has reported that the family of a man that died while in police custody has filed a lawsuit because they contend that the man's death was due to a brutal beating by police while his ...

Epileptic Inmate's Seizure-Induced Drowning Leads to Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The Keys News out of Florida has reported that the family of a 26 year-old epileptic, detained at a Monroe County Detention Center for seven hours in June of 2009, died as a result of his illness ...

Police Cadet Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit, After his Father's Alleged Death by Police Taser

A young police cadet with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Salt Lake City Police Department, for the alleged death of the cadet's father ...

Inmate Seeks Damages for Cruel Punishment Based on Race

A Hispanic woman is suing the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and county administrators for what she claims was negligence and deliberate indifference to her medical needs by sheriffs, while she ...

Unwelcome Sexual Advances = Jail Beating and Permanent Injuries

A prisoner at the Twin Falls County Jail has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the five jailers that left him permanently injured following a brutal attack, allegedly inflicted on him because he ...

NY City and Police Sued for Wrongful Shooting Death of Former Marine

The New York Times has reported that the son of an ex-Marine killed by New York police officers in a White Plains apartment in 2011, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city and the police ...

Hawaiian Dies in AZ Prison; Family Claims Neglect Caused his Wrongful Death

As reported by Arizona Central 12 News, a family in Hawaii has filed a wrongful death lawsuit naming the state of Hawaii and Corrections Corporation of America for neglect that resulted in the death ...

Police Beating of Suspect Resulted in Death, Officer's Conviction and Lawsuit

As reported by the Komo News from Spokane, Wash., a nearly $2 million settlement was made out of court to the family of a man allegedly beaten to death by police in 2006; the settlement also asks for ...

Husband Sues Police Officer for Shooting Death of Unarmed Wife in Church Parking Lot

As reported by Fredricksburg.com and other media, an unarmed woman that was parked in a Catholic school parking lot did not threaten a police officer that approached her car, even when the officer ...

Active Duty Marine Killed by Police Fire Cause for Wrongful Death Suit

A Marine that was killed by police on a San Diego freeway is the subject of a wrongful death lawsuit against a deputy sheriff who, aided by California Highway Patrol officers, shot the man 37 times, ...

City Facing $1 Million Per Bullet Lawsuit = $120 Million in Police Wrongful Death Shooting of 19 year-old Man

As reported by dozens of news sites, including the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the family of a man shot at 120 times by eight Los Angeles Police Department officers on a freeway, has filed a $120 ...

Personal Injury: Mentally Ill Inmate Badly Beaten after 120 Days of Solitary Confinement

As reported by the Wichita Eagle, a mentally ill prison inmate, his bones broken during a beating by a sheriff after he had spent four months in solitary confinement and failed to take his medication, ...

Licensed Pushcart Vendor Sues Officer and City for Aggressive Search and Injury

As reported by the Courthouse News Service, a female senior citizen and licensed pushcart vendor has claimed that a female police officer assaulted her during an unnecessary search, and has filed a ...

Personal Injury Lawsuit Claims "Kidnapping" and "Forced Medical Treatment"

As reported by the Hartford Courant, a man has filed a lawsuit claiming that he suffered anxiety, economic loss and other personal injury issues when police and first responders kidnapped him from his ...

College Student Sues Police Officers for Violent False Arrest

As reported by the Press Republican, a college student has accused two Lake Placid Village Police officers in a personal injury lawsuit for assault, battery, false arrest and abuse of process, due to ...

Man Killed in Truck Accident

A man in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area has reportedly died as the result of a truck accident. According to reports, the man was allegedly working on the engine of his truck at the time. The truck then ...

Mother Files Lawsuit for School Taser Attack

Sheila Weatherspoon has filed a lawsuit on the behalf of her 15 year-old son for personal injuries sustained when a police officer struck him with a Taser at his school, as reported by the ...

K-9, and Sheriff, Named for Excessive Force

Mower County Sergeant Jeff Ellis, and his K-9 police partner, Tazer, have been sited for using both unnecessary and excessive force during an arrest on July of 2007, as reported by the Austin Daily ...

Flash-Bang Costs Oakland $1.2 Million

The San Francisco Chronicle has reported that the city of Oakland is responsible for a woman's permanent disfigurement - to the key of $1.2 million. The city will pay the amount to Nicole White, who ...

Taser Shocked to Death

Cincinnati news reported that psychiatric patient, Kelly Brinson, was taser shocked to death while bound in a hospital bed, which prompted a wrongful death lawsuit. Brinson's family holds both the ...

Settlement Reached in Virginia Police Brutality Lawsuit

A settlement has been reached in a police brutality lawsuit filed in Virginia. A Prince George's County police officer was accused of assaulting 20-year-old Robert L. Scott, Jr. outside of a nightclub ...