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California, Vallejo Police Department Under Investigation After Police Kill an Unarmed Man with His Hands Up

Sean Monterrosa, 22, was shot and killed by a Vallejo police officer despite the fact that he been down on his knees with his hands up after being confronted by officers. The Guardian says that officers were responding to a call of alleged looting…
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A man who helped an injured officer was later shot with rubber bullets during a San Jose protest.

  A San Jose man rushed to help an injured police officer at Friday's protest over the death of George Floyd, only to later get shot by another officer with a rubber bullet. Tim Harper was shot in the stomach by a police officer that…
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San Jose, California, Police Officer Jared Yuen Under Investigation for Taunting George Floyd Protestors

Officer Jared Yuen, 33, has been serving on the police force for the City of San Jose for nearly six years but was recently placed on leave as a result of the behavior he displayed during a recent George Floyd protest [Source: Los Angeles Times].…
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Los Angeles police use riot gear to injure an actor during protests

Mistreatment by the police can happen to any member of society, and sometimes those with wealth or fame even become targets.  A well known actor was injured by several police rubber bullets during a protest in Los Angeles, California.  Actor…
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Citrus Heights California man burned by police gets over $1 million in damages

Some victims of police misconduct suffer from serious, life changing consequences. The only remedy which may actually help them pay for these problems is to file a civil lawsuit against the department and officers who are responsible. A gruesome…
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Are there different use of force standards when police are dealing with a suspect with mental health issues in San Diego California?

All police have some kind of training and education related to when they are permitted to deploy their firearms or use other extreme measures to diffuse a situation. However, when these actions are reviewed, many departments usually defer to…
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Are there laws that protect the public from police corruption in Greenville?

Many police departments around the country foster systematic levels of corruption, because the leadership within the department wants to abuse their power and do things their own way rather than follow the law. Unfortunately, people can be falsely…
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What groups have historically faced discrimination from the police in Santa Rosa?

Police brutality is often associated with the profiling of certain groups who have historically been targets of discrimination. Any kind of profiling that results in harm to the victim can become the subject of a civil lawsuit where the department…
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Do traffic stops lead to police brutality in San Diego CA?

  Police brutality comes in many forms in San Diego, including excessive force during traffic stops. San Diego Police Department costs have increased for settlements involved in illegal traffic stops.  Traffic stops sometimes originate…
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When can a San Diego police officer apply deadly force?

Many police officers, especially those assigned to patrol high-crime areas, often find themselves in dangerous situations daily and it is during these times that they must make split-second decisions to protect their lives and those of any…
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When are police allowed to use tasers in Santa Rosa?

Police officers are armed with various kinds of weapons to help them defend the public and their own lives when they respond to dangerous situations. However, it is common for officers to misuse these tools to injure people and create more problems…