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How can I hold a Fort Walton Beach, FL police officer accountable for the injuries I suffered while being detained?

If you were injured by a Fort Walton Beach, FL police officer while being detained and you believe the level of force that was applied was considered excessive, you may have a viable claim against the officer and/or the department. Now, there…
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Vermont police create new rules regarding use of force and misconduct after recent lawsuits

Police in Burlington, Vermont were subject to a new order that requires them to intervene if they see another officer engaging in excessive use of force.  Burlington department issues new guidelines for all officers to intervene and report…
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A cop who was accused of excessive force in New Jersey is promoted in New Mexico.

The head of Albuquerque police’s Real-Time Crime Center, whose hiring in 2018 generated anger because of his role in a New Jersey excessive force lawsuit decades ago, has been promoted. City records show that Leonard Nerbetski was recently…
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A New York State Bill would require police officers to carry liability insurance.

With all of the problems surrounding the actions of police officers in the field, and the extent of damages caused, resulting in injury and death, the State of New York is proposing a bill to make officers independently responsible in an effort…
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An initial investigation shows police were unauthorized to engage in chase that led to death of a mother and son in Maryland.

Prince George’s County police said Saturday that a preliminary investigation showed a deadly car chase involving police may have been unauthorized. Officials are investigating the Thursday chase and crash, which killed a mother and son, said…
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Four Colorado Officers Fired Over Photo Taken Near Elijah McClain’s Memorial Site that Recreated a Chokehold Position

Several officers that were employed with the Aurora Police Department have been fired over a disturbing photo that recently surfaced [Source: ABC News]. In the photo, which happened to have been taken near Elijah McClain’s memorial site, one…
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Indiana Police Office Captured on Camera Applying Chokehold Two Days After His Department Banned It

Two days after the Mayor of Anderson, Indiana and Anderson Police Chief Jake Brown banned the use of chokeholds, an Indiana officer was captured on video applying a chokehold to a 21-year-old suspect. The Daily Mail shared the video footage…
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Fort Lauderdale's Chief of Police Maglione was ousted after criticizing victim and defending officer misconduct. 

Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Rick Maglione has been removed from his position nearly six weeks after a member of his SWAT team shot a peaceful Black Lives Matter protester in the face with a foam rubber bullet, as other officers laughed and…
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Idaho, Protestors Supporting the Black Lives Matter Movement and Defunding the Police Gather at Boise City Hall

A crowd of people gathered at Boise City Hall at the end of June while Mayor Lauren McLean and City Council members reviewed the city’s budget for next year, according to KTVB7. The group of people consisted of those in support of defunding…
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Illinois, Aurora Police Officer Suspended After Applying Excessive Force During an Arrest

A video from an arrest that was made in September 2019 is getting “renewed attention,” according to Patch.com which has forced the Aurora Police Department to respond to the footage. The news source says that the footage shows Marcus Randle,…
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Honolulu, Hawaii, Family of Kyle Thomas Files Suit Against the City After He was Shot and Killed by Police

The City of Honolulu has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit that was filed on behalf of Kyle Thomas’ family after the 26-year-old was shot and killed by a Honolulu police officer in 2019. The family alleges that excessive force was used…
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Atlanta, Georgia Police Officer Involved in the Fatal Shooting of Rayshard Brooks Charged with Felony Murder

 It was on a Friday night in June when Rayshard Brooks, 27 was found sleeping in his car in a Wendy’s drive-thru in Atlanta. A 911 call was placed after the vehicle was discovered and it wasn’t long after that Atlanta police officers arrived…
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Former Miami, Florida Police Officer Charged with Battery After Kneeling on Woman’s Neck and Using Stun Gun on Her Twice

A former Miami-Dade police officer has been formally charged with battery after an incident unfolded outside of a strip club in Miami Gardens back in January. NBC News says Jordy Yanes Martel, 30, was working off-duty as a security guard for…
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Delaware Police Officer Fired Over “Racially Biased” Social Media Post

A police officer in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware has been fired over a social media post his department claims was “inappropriate” and “racially biased.” The Washington Post says that internal law enforcement resources became aware of the…
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Body Camera Footage Catches New Haven, Connecticut Police Officer Kicking and Punching a Handcuffed Suspect

Officer Jason Santiago with the New Haven Police Department was one of several officers to respond to an incident involving a couple that had driven their vehicle on a curb and began to argue over the damage. The police body cam footage, which…
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Police Officers in Colorado Springs, Colorado Caught on Camera Violently Arresting a Protestor

The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) is looking into the arrest of a man who they say was resisting officer orders shortly after a protest was held. A video of the incident was captured on video by a driver who later shared the footage…
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Denver Board of Education Phases Out Denver Police Department School Resource Officers After George Floyd Protests

After thousands of people responded to the death of George Floyd by holding protests seeking change within law enforcement, the Denver Public Schools (DPS) Board of Education devised a proposal that would phase out school resource officers that…
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Wyoming Police Shoot And Injure One

A Wyoming police officer shot and wounded a 37 year old man on November 4th, 2019. The man identified as Manuel Cavasos was armed with a knife. The injuries sustained by the gunshot wounds are not considered life-threatening. The incident took…