Los Angeles County may be liable for the wrongful conviction of a man for murder based on the perjured testimony of a jailhouse informant, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
New York City will not have to pay $2 million to a Bronx man who alleged he was tased by police while undergoing a medical emergency.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether state and local government employees can avoid the limitations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act by bringing age discrimination claims directly under the Equal Protection Clause and §1983.
An Illinois police officer claimed he lost his job because he complained that his department had a bad habit of looking the other way when politically-connected drivers were caught committing traffic violations.
Monday, a federal appeals court decided that the officer could sue for a violation of his First Amendment rights.
A police officer violated the Fourth Amendment when he read a letter discovered during the consent search of a motor vehicle, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
Police officers sued for using excessive force could introduce evidence of the victim’s heroin use before an arrest, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a defense verdict.
A police officer may be liable for repeatedly shooting a domestic violence suspect with a taser after it appeared that he had stopped resisting arrest, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a grant of qualified immunity.
Police may have violated a woman’s civil rights when they shot her twice with a Taser for allegedly interfering with the arrest of her son, the 7th Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.
In a landmark settlement, the City of Chicago has agreed to pay $22.5 million to the family of a woman who was severely injured after police arrested her, and then failing to recognize her mental illness, released her into an unfamiliar and dangerous neighborhood.
The 2nd Circuit yesterday revived the civil rights suit of a man who was stopped and arrested after flipping off a police officer he observed manning a speed trap.