A federal jury unanimously decided that police violated the rights of a 30-year-old black man when a family argument escalated into an attack during which the man was shot by a SWAT sniper in front of his young son.
The family of Alton Sterling—a black man who was gunned down on July 5, 2016, by Baton Rouge, La., police—has filed a wrongful death suit against the city, the Baton Rouge Police Department, the police chief and two officers involved in the encounter. The lawsuit claims that the shooting fit a pattern of racist…
The wrongful death lawsuit that was filed by the parents of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson, the Georgia high school athlete who was found dead in a rolled up gym mat, has been dismissed.
The family of Jordan Edwards, the 15-year-old who was fatally shot by a white suburban-Dallas police officer, has filed a lawsuit against (now former) Balch Springs Police Officer Roy Oliver and the Balch Springs Police Department.
The family of a South Carolina man who died at a local hospital is now suing a “temp” doctor who operated on their loved one. The family says that the doctor went on YouTube to learn how to perform a surgery.
The family of a black man who died after Cleveland police used a Taser on him in 2010 will settle with the city for $375,000, the mayor's office announced Thursday, Reuters reports.
The family of Sandra Bland, the black woman who was arrested following a traffic stop in Texas and later found dead in jail, has settled a wrongful death lawsuit for $1.9 million, USA Today reports.
The family of Korryn Gaines, the young Maryland mother who was shot and killed by a Baltimore County police officer in August, is planning to file a $4 million lawsuit alleging wrongful death, CBS Baltimore reports.
ProPublica has released the video of the in-custody death of Vachel Howard that, it says, the Los Angeles Police Department didn't want released.
There are still several questions that remain in connection with the 2015 death of Sandra Bland while she was in custody at a Waller County, Texas, jail. Now an officer of the small Texas town where Bland was pulled over says that he has evidence of wrongdoing in Bland's case but was threatened into silence by the…
The Department of Justice will not be filing any charges in the 2013 death of Georgia high schooler Kendrick Johnson, whose body was found in a rolled-up wrestling mat at his school, with officials saying there was "insufficient evidence to support federal criminal charges," 11Alive reports.