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Success story: Cops 2, Plaintiffs 0 in excessive force lawsuits Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Success story: Cops 2, Plaintiffs 0 in excessive force lawsuits

“These were the first major cases I’ve been involved in where I applied material from Force Science since attorneys began calling on me for expert witness work 13 years ago,” Sgt. Thomas Ovens told Force Science News. - Full Story

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Traffic stop prompts suit over window-smashing, TASER

In a two-page rebuttal, police said they resorted to force only after the passenger repeatedly refused to leave the car and kept reaching toward the back seat.

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Video: Traffic stop prompts suit over window-smashing, TASER

Video: Traffic stop prompts suit over window-smashing, TASER

Police said they resorted to force only after the passenger repeatedly refused to leave the car and kept reaching toward the back seat - Full Story

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Mo. dispatcher's mistake cost two lives, lawsuit claims

Suit filed Wednesday claims deaths could have been prevented if a 911 dispatcher hadn't sent officers to the wrong address - Full Story

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Judge denies immunity in Tenn. cavity-search suit

2010 cavity search did turn up cocaine, and the suspect was charged with a federal drug crime - Full Story

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CHP officer resigns, woman gets $1.5M in freeway incident

CHP officer resigns, woman gets $1.5M in freeway incident

A woman punched repeatedly by a CHP officer on the side of a freeway will receive $1.5 million under a settlement - Full Story

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Lawsuit filed after Twitter parody sparks police raid

Lawsuit filed after Twitter parody sparks police raid

Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol - Full Story

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Family files $75M claim in fatal LAPD shooting

Family files $75M claim in fatal LAPD shooting

Officers said they tried to speak with the suspect, but ended up in a struggle in which they shot him when he tried to grab an officer's gun - Full Story

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Man sues after losing 5 toes in Colo. jail

Man sues after losing 5 toes in Colo. jail

Man suffered a broken blister on his right big toe from ill-fitting boots worn while he worked in the kitchen. He says medical staff ignored a serious injury for a diabetic - Full Story

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Philly schools settle lawsuit over school officer beards

March lawsuit prompted by an October 2010 policy preventing school police and security officers from having beards more than a quarter of an inch long - Full Story