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Published on April 25, 2017

Excessive Force Lawsuits Around the US

Jury finds law enforcement officer guilty of using excessive force

http://wset.com/news/local/jury-finds-law-enforcement-officer-guilty-of-using-excessive-forceA jury decided the fate of several Pittsylvania County investigators accused of using excessive force in 2012 when arresting Michael Wyatt.

Authorities were searching for Wyatt at the time because he was wanted for an armed robbery.

After a chase …

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OSU student : excessive force by campus police

Leona Bell says she was stunned by how OSU police apprehended a student around noon Monday.

She says a few officers began to circle the man as he …

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When the Courts Take Police Officers at Their Word

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/04/salazar-limon-houston-excessive-force-police/524091/This practice, legal scholars say, is part of a broader trend within the judiciary toward erecting barriers to bringing civil excessive-force cases against police officers.

At stake is not just the chance of a plaintiff, like Salazar-Limon, to prove to …

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Mother says deputies used excessive force against father of three

The mother of a man who was struck by a stun gun at least twice while he was handcuffed and surrounded by half a dozen Harris County sheriff deputies says officers unnecessarily escalated the situation by using excessive force.

A video of Eric Rolland …

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Excessive force suit against Round Rock cops returns to court

http://www.mystatesman.com/news/crime--law/excessive-force-suit-against-round-rock-cops-returns-court/QyKZqmCJx13pRrCDnHZarL/Alexander is accusing the officers of using excessive force and violating his rights as laid out in the Texas Constitution when they arrested him in September 2013.

Alexander has said he had stopped in a hotel parking lot to try to feed a stray cat …

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Atlanta woman drops excessive force case against San Diego police

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/sd-me-police-lawsuit-20170419-story.htmlAn Atlanta woman has dropped her excessive force lawsuit against San Diego police without receiving any financial compensation, a spokesman for City Attorney Mara Elliott said.

Cassandra Harris filed a federal civil rights suit in October alleging …

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Texas man files excessive force lawsuit for 2016 arrest at Vikings stadium

A Texas man who says he was a victim of excessive force by police and security at a Vikings game last season is suing the team, the Minneapolis Police Department, its chief and the officers who arrested him.

In a lawsuit filed this week in U.S …

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Alliance police officer facing excessive force lawsuits

A city police officer now on administrative leave from his job is among those named in a federal lawsuit alleging excessive force and brutality by the Alliance Police Department.

The plaintiff, 33-year-old Paris Township resident William L …

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