Category Archives: Excessive force

NYLJ: Federal Jury Awards $8M to Man Injured by Police Stun Gun

NYLJ: Federal Jury Awards $8M to Man Injured by Police Stun Gun by Jason Grant: A federal jury has awarded a mentally disabled Long Island man and his parents $8.32 million after police used a stun gun on the man … Continue reading

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CA11: Shooting of ptf during drug raid was reasonable and subject to QI

This § 1983 case arose from a shooting death by police during execution of a drug search warrant. The pre-search briefing told the officers that the suspect inside was involved in drug dealing and was likely armed, so a no-knock … Continue reading

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WaPo: ‘I don’t like to be touched’: Video shows 10-year-old autistic boy getting arrested at school

WaPo: ‘I don’t like to be touched’: Video shows 10-year-old autistic boy getting arrested at school by Lindsey Bever. The parents were told to bring the child in this month for “testing” and he was handcuffed and taken away by … Continue reading

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WaPo: Watch Blog: Forced catheterizations are a good reminder that the drug war is as barbaric and cruel as ever

WaPo: Watch Blog: Forced catheterizations are a good reminder that the drug war is as barbaric and cruel as ever by Radley Balko:

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CA11: Nolo plea establishes PC for arrest; excessive force can be shown by the injuries

Plaintiff’s nolo plea established probable cause for his arrest. Plaintiff’s excessive force claim, however, is established by clearly established law and the district court erred in finding it was de minimus. It appears that plaintiff was handcuffed and compliant but … Continue reading

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WSJ: With Trump, Police Hope to Deploy Military Gear Banned Under Obama

WSJ: With Trump, Police Hope to Deploy Military Gear Banned Under Obama by Zusha Elinson and Beth Reinhard: They also sense receptivity to tougher laws on violence against officers; “What a difference six months makes.” Keep the people in place … Continue reading

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WaPo: The Watch Blog: On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear a case with major implications for the Second and Fourth Amendments

WaPo: The Watch Blog: On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear a case with major implications for the Second and Fourth Amendments by Radley Balko:

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WaPo: ‘The Watch’ Blog: South Carolina police shot a man to pieces over $100 worth of pot, then lied about it

WaPo: ‘The Watch’ Blog: South Carolina police shot a man to pieces over $100 worth of pot, then lied about it by Radley Balko: Prosecutors drop drug charges against Julian Betton after cops’ account of the raid that paralyzed him … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Door-Busting Drug Raids Leave a Trail of Blood

NYTimes: Door-Busting Drug Raids Leave a Trail of Blood by Kevin Sack: Using SWAT officers to storm into homes to execute search warrants has led time and again to avoidable deaths, gruesome injuries and costly legal settlements. (with video)

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WaPo: ‘The Watch’ Blog: Jeff Sessions dismisses DOJ reports on police abuse without bothering to read them

WaPo: ‘The Watch’ Blog: Jeff Sessions dismisses DOJ reports on police abuse without bothering to read them by Radley Balko: The AG should say when he thinks federal intervention is necessary, and when it isn’t.

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