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Civilian Led Oversight Commission to Keep Chicago Police Department In Check

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) will incorporate a new commission led by citizens in an attempt to provide oversight and prevent police brutality.    City council members voted 36-13 in favor of an ordinance, originally put forth…
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Man Receives $567,000 Settlement Following Illegal Chokehold From New York Police Officer

A New York man will receive a $567,000 settlement after being put in an illegal and banned chokehold by a police officer during an arrest in 2018.    Tomas Medina, of Queens, is set to receive $562,000 from the New York City Police…
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88 People Claim They Were Framed by Corrupt Chicago Drug Squad

Police corruption is a real issue in Chicago, and many past instances of corruption still haven't been fully addressed. In July of 2021, it was reported that 88 people claimed they were framed by a corrupt Chicago drug squad. Many of these people…
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Non-Lethal Police Technology in Massachusetts

Technology has the power to completely transform the way we view policing in Massachusetts. Indeed, it has the power to change policing across the entire nation. The founder of Taser believes that in ten years, police will no longer need firearms.…
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Montgomery County Man Nails $400,000 Settlement In Police Brutality Incident

A man who had his head slammed into a sidewalk by the Montgomery County Police Department is walking away with a $400,000 settlement following a two-year court battle.    The incident, which was caught on camera by a bystander, showed…
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Police Brutality Lawsuits In North Carolina

On April 21, 2021, Andrew Brown Jr. was shot and killed by police in Pasquotank County while they were serving a drug-related warrant. Autopsies revealed that Brown passed away from a gunshot wound to the back of the head that he received while…
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What does a victim of police violence in New Jersey need to do to file a lawsuit?

Trenton, NJ - When someone has been hurt by a police officer, they have the right to take action against the officer, city, or department through a civil lawsuit. This can help the victim pay for losses such as medical treatment or time away…
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Former Houston Cop Indicted 2 Years After Violent Traffic Stop

A former Huston police officer has been indicted for a violent and unlawful traffic stop that happened in 2019.    Lucas Viera was fired from the Houston Police Department on April 16 and then indicted by a Harris County grand jury…
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Portland Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Beating Woman In Head with Baton

Not all police brutality incidents result in quick settlements to the victims. Oftentimes, police departments will not see things the same way that a victim does, and will fully exercise their right to defend themselves in court, avoiding accepting…
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Pursuing Justice After Police Brutality in Tennessee

Police brutality is something that affects the United States more than many of us are willing to admit. In some cities, deadly police brutality incidents are a leading cause of death among young men. So if you’ve recently been involved with…
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California’s New Approach to Investigating Police Killings

Police brutality continues to be a major talking point across the United States, and many states are now taking action to change the way they approach matters related to alleged instances of police misconduct. These reforms are intended to create…
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How Much Money Can You Get From a Police Brutality Lawsuit in Maryland?

When most people consider whether or not to file a lawsuit against a negligent police officer, they often try to figure out how much money they could potentially receive from their settlement. For those who are trying to pay for medical expenses…
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Getting a Settlement For Police Brutality in Louisiana

The vast majority of police officers are regular people like the rest of us who are doing the best they can to make things work with what they have. Being regular people, police officers also make mistakes just like the rest of us. In their…
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How To Sue The Police In Kentucky

With the power of the internet and mass media, police brutality is no longer a taboo subject that people are afraid to talk about. Victims of police brutality also don’t have to be afraid of being forgotten about, thanks to the growing awareness…
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Questions Raised as Austin Fails to Deliver on Police Body Camera Promise

When a city like Austin agrees to implement body cameras for all its police officers, the implication is that the changes will happen sometime in the near future. However, a year has passed since the city made this promise, and there has been…
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New “Spider-Man Gun” Proves its Worth In Arizona

New technology could be the answer as lawmakers around the nation continue to fight against police brutality. One incredible solution that is beginning to see increased use is the so-called "Spider-Man gun." Touted as a viable alternative to…
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New Criminal Justice Bill in Illinois: What it Means for You

The midst of a major crime wave throughout many major cities in the United States, it should come as no surprise that criminal justice is a major talking point. Many different states have approached this issue with their own unique strategies,…
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Governor DeSantis Signs New Police Reform Legislation in Florida

Florida is just one of many states in recent months that has signed new legislation for police reform. Police brutality is a major talking point across the United States today, so it should come as no surprise that lawmakers are beginning to…