By The Associated Press, WASHINGTON (AP) 06/25 — The Supreme Court is letting the family of a California teenager who was fatally shot while holding a pellet gun go forward with a lawsuit against authorities.Read more »
By MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) 06/19 — Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the Chicago Police Department relies on an error-plagued database that names up to 195,000 people as gang members,
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) 05/30 — Police in Ohio’s capital city say two officers who fatally shot a black man last summer followed department policy on using force.Read more »
CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) 05/26 — A man who was set on fire by an officer’s stun gun after a police chase has settled his excessive-force lawsuit against police in Virginia for $6.5 million.Chesterfield County police officers had pulled the man from his wrecked car in November 2015 when the sound of sirens startled him.Read more »
WASHINGTON (AP) 05/14 — The mother of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper accidentally shot by a firearms instructor can go forward with her lawsuit against the instructor after the Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear the case.Read more »
By CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) 04/27 — A former Black Liberation Army radical who killed two New York City police officers nearly a half century ago was released on parole Friday after efforts to keep him in prison failed.
By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 04/17 — The state’s highest court has struck down a Massachusetts law that bans the civilian possession of stun guns.
By MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 04/12 — U.S. District Judge Manuel Real issued a nationwide injunction Thursday barring the U.S. Justice Department from giving priority status for multimillion-dollar community policing grants to departments that agree to cooperate with immigration officials.
By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 04/10 — Federal agents have raided the office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen,
By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) 04/07 — A student gravely wounded while saving his classmates’ lives by blocking a door during the Florida school massacre said Friday that the county sheriff and school superintendent failed the victims by not arresting the shooter before the attack and by allowing him to attend the school.
By AMY TAXIN, Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) 03/28 — California and its Democratic-controlled Legislature have courted a reputation for leading resistance against the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown.
DALLAS (AP) 03/16 — A Texas appeals court has ruled in favor of a gun-rights activist who had complained that county officials were illegally barring firearms from a public building.Read more »
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) 03/06 — The Latest on the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead (all times local): 7:05 a.m.Read more »
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) 03/06 — An Oregon man filed suits Monday claiming Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart discriminated against the 20-year-old when they refused to sell him a rifle.Read more »
NEW YORK (AP) 03/02 — Fourteen news entities have urged a Manhattan judge to reject a New York police union’s efforts to squelch the release of police body camera footage.Read more »
LONDON (AP) 02/21 — Britain’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police can be held liable for failing to bring serious criminals to justice — a judgment that could open U.K.Read more »
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 02/01 — A California police department dogged by a sexual misconduct scandal has spent $6 million on a court-ordered computer program to track officer conduct that is not working properly,Read more »
By AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) 01/29 — More than $50 million worth of gold bars, coins and dust that’s been described as the greatest lost treasure in U.S.
By STEVEN DUBOIS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) 01/26 — The family of an Arizona rancher who was killed by police during the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon alleged in a U.S.
By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 01/26 — A Massachusetts man who spent more than three decades in prison for a rape he says he didn’t commit has filed a federal lawsuit accusing law enforcement officials of conspiring to frame him by planting phony evidence and coercing false statements that were used against him.