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Atlanta police sergeant indicted in excessive force case

http://www.macon.com/news/state/georgia/article119550753.htmlA federal grand jury Wednesday indicted an Atlanta police sergeant for violating the rights of a man by using excessive force while on a detail at a Wal-Mart in Atlanta.

The U.S. Department of Justice, in a news release, announced the indictment …

Police used excessive force in killing Roy man

The complaint filed in federal court alleges police used excessive force and “acted in concert to hunt down and kill” Jose Calzada, 35, in October 2014.

Roy police released few details about the shooting but labeled it as a possible “suicide by cop …

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San Jose Shells Out $525K for Excessive Force Settlement

http://www.sanjoseinside.com/2016/12/07/san-jose-pays-out-525k-to-settle-excessive-force-case/Campbell police Officer Brendan Bligh handcuffed him and took him to jail, where San Jose police Officer Jorge Garibay intervened with excessive force.

According to the lawsuit Alemayehu filed in 2014, Bligh brought him out of the cop car in the sally …

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Court: San Jose cop must pay punitive damages in excessive force case

http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/12/06/court-hero-cop-must-pay-punitive-damages-in-sj-excessive-force-case/SAN JOSE, CA
A tech salesman whose legs were kicked out from under him by a San Jose police officer investigating a noise complaint is entitled to $45,000 in punitive damages he was awarded two years ago by a jury, a federal appeals court has ruled …

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Officers accused of excessive force claim teens were motivated by money

http://buffalonews.com/2016/12/06/accused-police-officers-will-question-teens-motive/Seven years have passed since the arrest of four teenagers led to allegations of excessive force by Buffalo Police.

During that time, two of the teens sued the city and won settlements of $65,000 and $10,000 a piece.

Now, on the eve of a criminal trial …

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Standing Rock Protest: Amnesty International condemn ‘excessive’ force used by police

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/standing-rock-pipeline-amnesty-international-excessive-force-north-dakota-a7455176.htmlDays after authorities in the state were criticised for using water cannons against protesters in sub-zero temperatures, the human rights group wrote to the president to allege an “over-militarized” response by police at Standing Rock.

“Amnesty …

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Judge Clears Way For Excessive Force Trial Involving Hartford Police

http://www.vnews.com/Burwell-Will-Get-Day-In-Court-Hartford-VT-6581305An appeals court on Wednesday affirmed U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss’ September 2015 ruling that some of Wayne Burwell’s claims in connection with an incident where police allegedly used excessive force on him when they responded to an …

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Retired Buffalo cop admits to excessive force in 2009 arrest of teens

http://buffalonews.com/2016/12/01/retired-buffalo-police-officer-admits-excessive-force/The upcoming trial of three Buffalo police officers accused of using excessive force during a 2009 arrest took an unexpected turn Thursday.

One of the officers agreed to testify against the other two.

On the eve of his federal court trial, retired …

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Eugene Law Firm Sues Police For Excessive Force Against DAPL Protesters

http://klcc.org/post/eugene-law-firm-sues-police-excessive-force-against-dapl-protestersA Eugene law firm is suing law enforcement agencies and the North Dakota County where thousands of Standing Rock Sioux and their allies are camped in protest of the expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The class action suit claims excessive force …

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Settlement in Joplin Police Excessive Force Case

http://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/settlement-in-joplin-police-excessive-force-caseA woman from Pittsburg, Kansas has reached a settlement with Joplin Police, over allegations of excessive force.

Jamie Yerby, 38, will be paid more than $127,000 in the settlement case.

Yerby alleged a Joplin police officer used excessive force on her …

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Pipeline protesters target N.D. police for excessive force

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/pipeline-protesters-target-n-police-excessive-force-article-1.2890648A class action lawsuit has accused Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier and other North Dakota law enforcement agencies of using excessive force during a Dakota Access pipeline protest where a Bronx woman nearly lost her arm.

The National Lawyers …

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