A jury has awarded damages of $5.6 million to a disc jockey who was arrested and jailed in 2009 after a county sheriff’s department in Maryland mistakenly entered a warrant against him into the National Criminal Information System database.
A Bellmore, N.Y. resident has been awarded $5 million following a federal jury verdict that ruled his business was damaged from a wrongful Nassau County police arrest in 2007.
The Chattahoochee Hills, Ga. City Council has voted to pay Eric Johnson, now 21, $600,000 and formally apologized for the way he was treated by the city’s nascent police department when he was arrested and imprisoned for 100 days after providing information related to a murder and assault.
A 61-year-old Vallejo, Calif. man was awarded more than $4 million in a settlement with the Vallejo Police Department over a five-year-old confrontation that left him with a broken neck, lawyers for both sides said.
The City of Chicago has reached a $6.2 million settlement with some 850 protesters who were wrongfully arrested or detained after a 2003 demonstration that shut down Lake Shore Drive.
A 13-year-old was handcuffed and hauled off to a juvenile detention for burping in class, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed against an Albuquerque public school principal, a teacher and a city police officer.
A Stockton, Calif. couple will be getting nearly half a million dollars following their arrest for a murder they didn’t commit.
A federal appeals court upheld $3.7 million in damages Tuesday against the city of Oakland, Ca. and two police officers who, according to a jury, planted an assault rifle on a parolee’s property.