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Published on December 22, 2016

Police brutality / excessive force claims continue

Woman Reports White Man Choked Her Son; Fort Worth, Texas, Police Assault, Arrest Her Instead

Detective M. Kelly with the Fort Worth Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division told that Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald had been made aware of the Wednesday arrests of Jacqueline Craig and her daughter Brea …

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BART police bodycam footage shows excessive force during arrest

http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2016/12/21/san-francisco-bart-police-bodycam-footage-shows-excessive-force-during-arrest/SAN FRANCISCO
A public defender representing a man and his girlfriend who were pinned to the ground by BART police officers during an arrest in July said bodycam footage released Wednesday shows officers used excessive force, according to …

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Woman loses excessive force case against SFPD

A jury has ruled against a lesbian Arab-American woman who had sued the San Francisco Police Department and accused officers of using excessive force during a traffic stop.

In her lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for Northern California, Nyla …

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Settlement reached in San Diego police excessive force lawsuit

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/courts/sd-me-sdpd-settlement-20161221-story.htmlThe San Diego Union
A tentative settlement has been reached in a lawsuit accusing San Diego police of using excessive force against a family at their City Heights cellphone store in 2014.

According to the lawsuit filed in San Diego federal court, officers assumed Hedy …

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New cellphone video may help clear up false accusation of police brutality

http://wwmt.com/news/local/new-cellphone-video-may-help-clear-up-false-accusation-of-police-brutalityThe cell phone video recorded by a woman, was first thought to be an example of police brutality against a 28-year-old handicapped man.

But Jim Grafton says a newly released video captures a clearer picture of what happened.

“So from this second …

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New Orleans Settles Katrina-Era Police Brutality Cases for $13.3 Million

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/19/us/new-orleans-police-brutality-katrina.htmlNEW ORLEANS
Surrounded by victims’ families, City Council members and senior police leaders, Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans announced Monday that the city had reached $13.3 million in civil settlements pertaining to three major police brutality …

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New Orleans Pays $13.3M in Police Brutality Cases

New Orleans will pay a $13.3 million settlement to the victims and families of victims in 17 police brutality cases, the city announced on Monday.

The city was slapped with a class action from 17 plaintiffs who alleged wrongful death or injury at the …

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New Orleans mayor apologizes as city settles police brutality cases from time of Hurricane Katrina

Three police brutality cases that stemmed from incidents shortly before and after Hurricane Katrina settled for $13.3 million on Monday.

Plaintiffs include the family of Raymond Robair, 48, a handyman who was beaten to death by police in New Orleans …

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Former Chicago Mayor Gives Deposition In Police Brutality Case

http://foxillinois.com/news/local/former-chicago-mayor-gives-deposition-in-police-brutality-case-12-21-2016Former Mayor Richard Daley is slated to give a deposition in a federal lawsuit accusing him of ignoring evidence that a former police commander tortured …

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Cedric the Entertainer Accepts Donald Trump as President, Talks Police Brutality

http://theboombox.com/cedric-the-entertainer-accepts-donald-trump-as-president-talks-police-brutality-video/TMZ caught up with the comedian and asked him about his thoughts on president-elect Donald Trump and the problematic issue of police brutality.

The veteran funnyman has come to terms that in 2017 Donald Trump will be our nation’s president.

He urged …

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Ex-Hartford Cop in Excessive Force Probe Remains Free on Bond

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Ex-Hartford-Cop-in-Excessive-Force-Probe-Heads-to-Court-on-Assault-Breach-of-Peace-Charges--407766205.htmlSean Spell (right), a former Hartford police officer, faced a judge Wednesday on charges he assaulted a handcuffed suspect.

A former Hartford police sergeant who is accused of stomping on the head of a handcuffed suspect was arraigned Wednesday on …

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No officer fired over excessive force complaint involving pregnant Lima woman

A police chief’s decision his officers acted appropriately and would not be disciplined in the August arrest of a pregnant woman captured on video that she and the NAACP said clearly shows she was assaulted was met with shock Tuesday.

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One day, two hours, two KCPD officers, two excessive-force arrests caught on video

http://www.pitch.com/news/article/20847324/one-day-two-hours-two-kcpd-officers-two-excessiveforce-arrests-caught-on-videoLast October, Manuel Palacio received a five-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to stealing a credit card by force.

On the day he walks free, though, Palacio will be a couple hundred thousand dollars richer.

That’s because the Kansas City …

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Ex-NYPD chief to stand trial in Occupy Wall Street police brutality case

https://www.rt.com/usa/370594-occupy-wall-street-protester/According to Esposito’s depositions, Dekuyper was on the barrier “being loud, boisterous” and “trying to get through the barrier by pushing it out of the way, by lifting it, by throwing it at the police, pushing it toward the pole, and throwing toward …

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Lawsuit Claims County Police Officers Used Excessive Force Against 16-Year-Old Filming Brother’s Arrest

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/Web-2016/Lawsuit-Claims-County-Police-Officers-Used-Excessive-Force-Against-16-Year-Old-Filming-Brothers-Arrest-with-Cellphone/A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt earlier this month alleges that five Montgomery County police officers assaulted a 16-year-old Silver Spring boy who was trying to film his older brother’s arrest inside his mother’s home.

The boy …

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