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September 18, 2014
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
September 14, 2014

Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old's death during raid

Member of an elite Detroit police unit is set to stand trial again for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house that was captured on video by a reality TV crew - Full Story
September 14, 2014
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
September 11, 2014
No delay in Detroit cop's manslaughter trial

No delay in Detroit cop's manslaughter trial

Officer accidentally killed a 7-year-old girl during a raid, attorney concerned a "media frenzy" following Ferguson could harm his client's right to an impartial jury - Full Story
September 09, 2014

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
September 09, 2014

DA: Grand jury to probe raid that injured baby

Police raid severely injured a baby when a flash grenade detonated in the child's play pen - Full Story
September 08, 2014
Judge won't disband polygamous sect police

Judge won't disband polygamous sect police

Agency that oversees Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border will remain intact after a federal judge rejected the latest request to disband the department - Full Story
September 08, 2014

Former NC officer sues town over firing

A former Leland police officer is suing the town, claiming its manager and police chief decided to fire him before investigating his conduct - Full Story
September 06, 2014

Calif. man alleges police tried seizing phone after shooting

The man who filed the complaint comes from a family of police officers and says his family is in agreement with his claim - Full Story
September 05, 2014

Video: Texas woman plans lawsuit in mistaken traffic stop

An officer apologized to the woman, told her the officers were called out on the wrong car and let the family leave - Full Story



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