Tag Archives: police brutality


Posted 12 months ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Man Can Sue Iowa Police for Stun Gun Attack

An Iowa man who was immobilized with a stun gun by police in 2007 will be allowed to bring a lawsuit against the force, the state Supreme Court ruled last week. A lower court had previously disallowed the lawsuit, claiming that the officers were protected by the state’s Tort Claims Act, which gives immunity in most circumstances to state law enforcement agents who are carrying out their duties. The litigation stems from an incident that took place over six years …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Parents Win $7.5 Million for Son Shot Dead By Police

Parents of a 21-year-old who was shot seven times and killed by police won a $7.5 million jury award. Robert Thomas Jr. was standing outside at a party with 60 other people on November 8, 2010 when two Los Angeles County deputies pulled up and frisked Thomas. At trial, the sheriff’s department claimed that Thomas was acting suspiciously then ran away when deputies tried to talk to him. They claimed they shot him after Thomas reached for a gun in …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Chicago Sued for Shielding Cop Convicted in Barroom Beating

A civil trial began this week for a woman who was brutally beaten by an off-duty Chicago police officer in 2007. Karolina Obrycka is suing the city, alleging that police conspired to protect Anthony Abbate after the former officer was caught on camera repeatedly punching and kicking Obrycka behind the bar where she worked. Abbate was sentenced to probation for aggravated battery in 2009 and was fired from the police force. The lawsuit alleges that Abbate’s police buddies attempted to …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Does Philly Police Punch Constitute Cop Brutality?

A Philadelphia Highway Patrol lieutenant has been suspended with intent to dismiss after he punched an unarmed woman in the face last month. Lt. Jonathan D. Josey, II, 39, hit Aida Guzman after he mistakenly thought she threw water on him at a party following the city’s annual Puerto Rican Day parade. A bystander captured a video of the arrest, which quickly spread across the Internet and brought instant notoriety to the 19-year police veteran for what appears to be …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
LAPD Hit with Two Big Verdicts for Police Shootings

In the past two weeks, the Los Angeles Police Department has been hit with two multi-million dollar jury verdicts for police shootings – one for shooting an unarmed murder suspect and another for shooting and Tasering a mentally ill woman. In the first incident, LAPD officers were attempting to arrest Robert Contreras for an alleged drive-by shooting in 2005. They claimed he turned toward them holding an object which turned out to be a cell phone. Officers shot Contreras, and …

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