A citizen has no obligation to answer an officer’s questions during a consensual encounter, the 10th Circuit has ruled, reversing summary judgment for the officers on qualified immunity grounds in a false arrest suit.
Published: September 18, 2012
Tags: battery, civil rights, false arrest, false imprisonment, grandparent, intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, kidnapping, loss of consortium, Maryland, police, prison
A Baltimore, Md. grandfather who was beaten while in jail with his wife on allegedly trumped-up charges of kidnapping their grandchild will receive $500,000 from the city under a recently approved out-of-court settlement.
A former city man was awarded $5,500 by a federal jury after he said he was “pummeled” and falsely arrested by Yonkers, N.Y. police when he went to the Cross County Shopping Center to pick up his girlfriend from work.
A year ago, Rodney L. Smith and Christopher Owens were facing prison time, with a half-dozen members of the Baltimore Police Department lined up to testify that they resisted arrest and assaulted officers during an October 2009 traffic stop.
Earlier this week, Smith and Owens filed a $5 million lawsuit against two of those officers.
The city of Worcester, Mass. has settled a federal lawsuit brought by a woman who alleged that two city police officers beat and falsely arrested her.
A Westport, Ma. police officer has settled a civil rights lawsuit filed against him by a man who alleged the officer falsely arrested him and used excessive force last year.
A federal jury in Greenbelt, Md. has returned a $3 million verdict partially in favor of a Washington, D.C., lawyer who accused Montgomery County police officers of unlawfully arresting him in his home and taking away his young daughter.
A former San Carlos, Calif. resident has settled for $150,000 after suing two police officers who broke into his home with guns drawn after a minor car crash in 2003, his attorney said.
A police officer wasn’t liable for violating the civil rights of a man he arrested for sexual deviancy under a New York law that remained on the books years after it had been struck down by the state’s supreme court, the 2nd Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.
Police officers who arrested and charged the wrong man were entitled to qualified immunity in his suit for false arrest, even though they failed to confirm the perpetrator’s address and fingerprint evidence exonerated the plaintiff, the 11th Circuit has ruled.