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NJ County Settles Police Brutality Case for $10M

In what’s supposedly New Jersey’s largest-ever settlement for a police excessive force case, Camden County’s insurance carrier has agreed to pay $10 million to a paralyzed city man who gets round-the-clock nursing home care.

The out-of-court settlement for 28-year-old Xavier Ingram – injured in a 2014 encounter with county metro cops – must be approved by U.S. District Chief Judge Juan Sanchez, who presided over Ingram’s month-long civil case that got declared a mistrial in March due to a hung jury.

This deal riled Camden County officials who are “in complete disagreement,” said spokesman Dan Keashen, explaining “the insurance carrier (is) making a business decision and forcing the hand of Camden County.”

“We will be settling the case with Mr. Ingram, (but) we do not believe this is the right decision,” said Keashen. The county “maintain(s) no wrongdoing took place. It is not liable for any of the actions and

Shocking dashcam video shows NJ vehicle veer off road, flip over in road rage incident

IDIOT ALERT:

In addition to inducting himself into the “Idiot Driver” Hall of Fame, the as-yet-unidentified, but still alive driver of the Honda Accord is also a recipient of the Dumb-Dumb of the Week Award for proving, once again, that Forrest Gump’s mama was right; Stupid IS As Stupid Does.

A feud between two New Jersey drivers ended when one lost control, veered off the road and flipped over, shocking new dashcam video shows.

The driver of a Honda Accord could be seen making aggressive maneuvers along Palisades Parkway in an attempt to pass a Ford F-150 Raptor that was in the far-left lane — traditionally the lane used for passing traffic.

The video started with the Accord in the right lane of a two-lane

New Jersey Settles Veterans-Home Death Claims for $53 Million

New Jersey officials agreed to pay about $53 million to the families of state-run veterans-home residents to settle claims that managers in the facilities acted with gross negligence in fending off the coronavirus pandemic, according to a state official and a lawyer for the families.

The settlement covers claims by kin of 119 residents, most of whom died during early 2020 Covid-19 outbreaks, at the Menlo Park and Paramus Veterans Memorial Homes, amounting to an average of $445,000 per family, the people said.

Camden NJ Diocese settles abuse claims

The Diocese of Camden has made financial settlements to resolve claims of Catholic priest sexual abuse involving parish priests in the 1950s and 1960s, a lawyer said Monday.

The payments took place after two men alleged they were sexually assaulted in separate incidents when they were children, said attorney Mitchell Garabedian of Boston. He gave no details but said each settlement was “in five figures.”

A Boston attorney says the Diocese of Camden has settled a claim that a priest abused a boy at the former St. Maurice Church in Brooklawn.

One man, now in his 70s, alleged that the Rev. Joseph Brennan sexually abused him from 1957 to 1959 at the former St. Maurice Parish in Brooklawn, Garabedian said.

The man was 12 to

$500k dog bite settlement sheds light on victim-friendly laws in N.J.

As he walked out of his office around 5:30 that July morning, Samuel Akinsanya heard growling in the hallway. A Rottweiler and pit bull had escaped from a cage in the Elizabeth factory where he worked the overnight shift as a security guard. Before Akinsanya could react, the dogs pounced.

“They jumped at me. I was trying to fight. I was trying to defend myself but they were biting me all over my body,” Akinsanya, 43, said in a phone interview Friday. He said he fought the animals “for almost an hour before police came to rescue me.”

The attack, which occurred in 2010, was so vicious that Akinsanya, who lives in Newark, was left in a coma-like state, intubated in a hospital bed, for 10 days. He was bitten over most of his body, and suffered muscle damage and permanent scarring.

The pit bull choked itself to death because it was thrashing around so much when police tried to subdue the dog. The Rottweiler was eventually returned to its owner.

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