Tag Archives: false arrest

False arrest, beating claims settled for $500,000

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.

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$5 million suit alleges police brutality, false imprisonment

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 ...

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Officer immune in false arrest case

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, ...

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