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Police Stomp Pregnant California Woman – Police Brutality Post

Police Stomp Pregnant California Woman – Police Brutality Post

As violent protests are rocking the nation (and the world) over the tragic death of George Floyd, a California woman has filed a police brutality lawsuit against the City of San Leandro. She says police “stomped” her after she left the hospital which caused her to miscarry and lose her...

Four Minneapolis Officers Fired After Suffocating Detainee

Four Minneapolis Officers Fired After Suffocating Detainee

[Updated May 29th] Memorial Day is a day when we honor and mourn our soldiers who died while defending our country, In Minneapolis, it is a day to mourn and honor George Floyd. On Monday Floyd died while being detained by several Minneapolis police officers. Most would say tortured.
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Can I Sue if the Police Shoot Me in my Car?

Can I Sue if the Police Shoot Me in my Car?

Can the Police Shoot You When You Are Driving? Can the police shoot you when you are driving? That sounds like a ridiculous question but it happens more than you think. A lawsuit filed by a man shot three times by a volunteer state constable might answer that question in South Carolina.
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Too Many Inmates Are Dying at Douglas County Georgia Jail

Too Many Inmates Are Dying at Douglas County Georgia Jail

The Douglas County Jail in Douglasville, Georgia is no stranger to controversy. The facility, operated by Douglas County Sheriff Tim Pounds, has been sued multiple times. Numerous people have died in the jail because of poor medical care. At least two jail staff were indicted after an inmate died...

Coronavirus in our Jails? Who Is Liable?

Coronavirus in our Jails? Who Is Liable?

The recent COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is causing lawyers, governments and the private sector to grapple with new legal issues every day. Nursing homes aren’t allowing family members to visit, some jails are now faced with deadly coronavirus outbreaks and businesses are balancing privacy...

Two Kentucky Corrections Officers Plead Guilty to Abuse Charges

Two Kentucky Corrections Officers Plead Guilty to Abuse Charges

Two former correctional officers with the Louisville Metropolitan Department of Corrections pleaded guilty to criminal charges related to the beating of an inmate. A third officer pleaded guilty earlier this year.
According to a plea agreement filed in court last week, David Schwartz and...

Mother Dies in Jail (Monterey County California)

Mother Dies in Jail (Monterey County California)

Larra Ann Gillis was a 47 year old mother. On December 4th, 2015 she was booked into the Monterey County Jail. Shortly thereafter she died. Larra was in the jail for just over 24 hours.
The story begins when Larra was arrested by Cal State Monterey Bay campus police. Her charges were...


Former Inmate Settles Jail Assault Case for $5.6 Million

Former Inmate Settles Jail Assault Case for $5.6 Million

Joseph Guglielmo will never forget what happened to him on the night of January 15th, 2015. While in the intake area of the Montgomery County Jail in Dayton, Ohio, he was beaten so severely by a guard that he lapsed into a coma. Although he eventually emerged from the coma, he is now wheelchair...

Man Beaten, Locked in Closet By Cops Is Awarded $50 Million

Man Beaten, Locked in Closet By Cops Is Awarded $50 Million

A jury in Ohio awarded an East Cleveland man $50 million. The man claimed after he was arrested in 2012, cops beat him and then locked him without food in a concrete storage room.
The incident occurred in 2012. It took 7 long years for Arnold Black to receive justice. He originally won $22...