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Published on March 21, 2017

UPDATE: Police Excessive Force Lawsuits on the Rise?

Bend settles excessive force lawsuit for $200,000

A woman who claimed she suffered permanent memory damage after three Bend Police Department officers beat her at a downtown bar in 2013 will receive $200,000 from the city in exchange for dropping her lawsuit against the department, the city and the …

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Video Of Brutal Police Takedown In Vallejo Draws Cries Of Excessive Force

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/03/11/video-brutal-police-takedown-in-vallejo-draws-cries-of-excessive-force/VALLEJO (KPIX 5)
A brutal takedown by Vallejo police was caught on cellphone video. Witnesses said the force the officer used on the suspect was too much.

It happened Friday afternoon according to authorities after someone called 911 to report a man …

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Family outraged after man was shot, killed by Chico Police

http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/butte/family-outraged-after-man-was-shot-and-killed-by-chico-police/404363674Sunday, family and neighbors gave a first-hand account of what happened that night and why they consider it to be excessive force.

“He’s got a gunshot hole in his face this big, they murdered him,” David Phillips exclaimed.

He’s the father of 25-year …

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Police accused of excessive force against 15-year-old at Fun Fourth

https://triad-city-beat.com/2017/03/police-accused-excessive-force-15-year-old-fun-fourth/Figueroa said after she filed a complaint with the police department, and internal investigation determined that there was no excessive force.

She appealed the decision to the police complaint review committee, a subcommittee of the Greensboro Human …

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Man sues Greeley police and Weld county jailers for excessive force

https://www.denverpost.com/2017/03/15/greeley-police-weld-county-jail-excessive-force-lawsuit/Jay Allen Frey acknowledges some blame.

After all, he did lead Greeley police on a chase after they tried to pull him over for a traffic offense.

But that didn’t give the officers the right to bash the tattoo artist’s head into concrete after he …

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Elizabeth Settle Police Excessive Force Lawsuit

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/elizabeth/articles/elizabeth-settle-police-excessive-force-lawsuitELIZABETH, NJ
The City Council resolved to pay $60,000 to settle a family’s lawsuit claiming excessive force by police in an incident that took place June, 13, 2008, as reported on the NJ Civil Settlements website.

Chantal Theodore, David Romilus …

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Mother of man killed by HB police alleges excessive force, vows lawsuit

The mother of a Huntington Beach man who was shot and killed by police Thursday night after he reportedly chased children and others with a baseball bat at a park said Saturday that she will file a lawsuit against the city, claiming the Police …

Original LA Times story

Providence police officer resigns over excessive force charges

https://www.kentuckynewera.com/news/article_ef6bcbd0-061e-11e7-b6c8-3fac0a60fe6f.htmlA Providence police officer resigned last month after administrative charges were filed against him for excessive force, unlawful arrest, conduct unbecoming of an officer and exceeding authority granted by state law.

Will Dukes Jr. resigned Feb. 20 …

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Former Owasso police officer, Mike Denton, found not guilty in excessive force case

http://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/owasso/former-owasso-police-officer-mike-denton-found-not-guilty-in-excessive-force-caseAs Chief of Police of the Owasso Police Department, I affirm my respect for the rule of law and judicial process.

The burden of proof in a criminal trial is the highest of any judicial process, as it should be.

The outcome of the trial in no way …

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Lawsuit accusing Charlotte police of using excessive force after Scott shooting has been dropped

Charlotte artist Jonathan Redfern leads chant of “Love, love, love” during uptown protests over the Sept. 20 shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

Moments later, Redfern was arrested.

A lawsuit accusing Charlotte-Mecklenburg police of using excessive force …

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Indictment says Rockville Centre cop used excessive force

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/crime/indictment-says-rockville-centre-cop-used-excessive-force-1.13225895A Rockville Centre police officer, Anthony Federico, 36, pleaded not guilty in Nassau County Court in Mineola on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, to a felony assault charge after prosecutors alleged that he beat a man in the head with a Taser and then …

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