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Court dismisses ex-Chicago cop’s efforts to get his job back – NBC Chicago

A court has thrown out a former Chicago police officer’s bid to get his job back after he was fired for his role in the shooting death of a bystander. The Illinois appeals court ruled Friday that the disciplinary proceedings were fair and there was cause for the dismissal, the …

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Court dismisses ex-Chicago officer’s efforts to get his job back

CHICAGO (AP) — A court has dismissed a former Chicago police officer’s efforts to get his job back after he was fired for his role in the shooting death of a bystander. The Illinois appeals court ruled Friday that the disciplinary proceedings were fair and there was cause for the …

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First Amendment group says academic officials on Court of Appeals should not have access to qualified immunity

from ah-the-famous-rapid-deliberations-of-government-officials department Qualified immunity has been heavily criticized for allowing law enforcement to get away with it. The doctrine created by the Supreme Court exempts officers from civil rights suits even when the rights have been shown to have been violated…as long as the violation of rights has not …

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Court rejects Starr’s offer to appeal | News, Sports, Jobs

Star Pennsylvania Superior Court has dismissed a complaint by former city police officer Matthew S. Starr that his attorney erred when he failed to appeal a jury’s decision on convicting of money laundering and five counts of theft. In April 2019, Starr, 44, was sentenced by …

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Federal grand jury investigating the shooting of Craig Greenberg. Here are the possible costs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A federal grand jury is investigating the shooting of Louisville Democratic candidate Craig Greenberg by Quintez Brown activistsays the Louisville Urban League. And that could be “disastrous” for Brown’s treatment, according to the group. The Courier Journal has learned that federal prosecutors are asking the grand jury …

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Ketanji Brown Jackson and the work of a public defender

The Supreme Court nomination of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is likely to spark a kind of grandstanding that has been deployed against both her and other former public defenders, saying she should be disqualified because her clients included very bad people. The implicit premise of these attacks is that it …

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Ex-San Marcos cop fired for misconduct wants job back

Ex-San Marcos police officer facing civil lawsuit for role in fatal 2020 traffic crash asks to get his job back months after being discharged from the force. Ryan Hartman, who was a sergeant, was fired in January for what San Marcos City Manager Bert Lumbreras described “as the result of …

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This group of black leaders helped shape Sonoma County. Here’s how their work lives on today.

James “Jim” Gray, 77, of Santa Rosa, said his parents, Alice and Gilbert, were part of a driving force behind the civil rights movement that unfolded in Santa Rosa, which happened in conjunction with similar activism taking shape in other parts of Sonoma County at the time. In 1960, the …

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Jury seated in Breonna Taylor shooting trial

By DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A jury has been selected in the trial of a former Kentucky police officer involved in the deadly narcotics raid that left Breonna Taylor dead. This March 13, 2020 photo provided by the Louisville Metro Police Department shows Officer Brett Hankison. …

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The future of black history is now with talented Supreme Court nominees

Here in Black History Month, we are presented with a controversial, race-based topic after President Joe Biden declared his intention to appoint a black woman as the next Supreme Court Justice, replacing Justice outgoing Stephen Breyer. Without context, Biden’s announcement could have been interpreted as a little condescending. At a …

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Breonna Taylor Jury Selection Reaches End of Phase 1

By DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Attorneys concluded their individual questioning of potential jurors Friday in the trial of a former Kentucky police officer involved in the raid that left Breonna Taylor dead. The jury panel for former officer Brett Hankison’s trial was expanded to approximately 250 …

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Met Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick quits job as Sadiq Khan loses ‘trust’ in her | UK News

Dame Cressida Dick is stepping down as Met Police Chief with London Mayor Sadiq Khan, saying it’s clear that ‘the only way to start delivering the scale of change required is to have new leadership while high”. Mr Khan issued a ‘warning’ to the Met Police Commissioner last week after …

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Activist group calls for release of body camera video in fatal Lafayette police shooting

A group of activists are calling for the release of body-worn camera footage of the fatal shooting of Tyron Coates by Lafayette police. Coates was shot dead by police on January 23. A Lafayette police officer attempted to arrest Coates, who was driving a car that had been reported stolen, …

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Rape and murder cases should appear in court | Local News

A man accused of raping a child under 12 is due to stand trial later this month. Michael Rowland Hunter, 52, of Timberland Circle in Corbin, is charged with first-degree rape of a child under 12. Hunter was arrested by Laurel Sheriff officials on October 6, 2020 after an investigation …

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Colona man accused of killing toddler pleads not guilty in court appearance Wednesday | Local News

A Colona man accused of killing a child in January pleaded not guilty Wednesday afternoon to the multiple first-degree murder and aggravated battery charges he now faces. The 14-month-old girl died Sunday of injuries authorities said were caused by Rahsaan Malik Strawder, 38, of 710 4th St. on Thursday. The …

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Kyle Rittenhouse goes to court to use gun in shootings

A Wisconsin judge is set to hear arguments over whether prosecutors should return Kyle Rittenhouse the assault rifle he used to shoot three people during a street protest ThroughThe Associated Press January 28, 2022, 05:07 • 3 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article MADISON, Wis. – A …

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Group issues demands after ex-Rock Hill officer found not guilty of assault

ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV) – Members of Moms Against Racism have issued a series of demands after former Rock Hill police officer Jonathan Moreno was found not guilty of third-degree assault during the controversial arrest of Travis Price last year. According to a press release, the group calls for an …

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City pays $150,000 to woman who lost her job after LMPD officer falsely testifies she robbed her employer | In depth

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A woman who was arrested and lost her job after a Louisville Metro Police officer falsely testified she stole money from her employer has been paid $150 $000 by the city to settle a federal lawsuit. The trial, filed in the United States District Court in …

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San Marcos police officer involved in Lockhart fatality loses job

A San Marcos police officer who authorities say caused a fatal collision at Lockhart while off duty was fired on Tuesday night – more than a year after the 2020 incident and after that a survivor of the wreckage had called for her eviction. Ryan Hartman, who was a sergeant, …

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Court upholds Grover Cannon’s conviction for the 2015 murder of Shreveport cop Thomas LaValley

SHREVEPORT, Louisiana (KSLA) – The Louisiana 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld the conviction of the man who was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Shreveport cop Thomas LaValley. Grover Cannon was tried for a week in 2019, and then was found guilty and sentenced. …

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Meet the legal group fighting to dismantle right-wing political violence

Now for some good news on the January 6 insurgency. It’s provisional at best, and it can’t make up for the death of Capitol Hill Police Officer Brian Sicknick or compete with the hours of anti-democratic propaganda on the radio. But the legal ramifications of a previous right-wing riot provide …

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Pamplin Media Group – 1997: Police discover unarmed burglary

1972: “Semantic error” leads to rejection of charges of embezzlement against a local woman Editor’s Note: Central Oregon archives missing Jan-Feb 7. 24 editions from 1927, so the 95 years ago part is not available. 75 years ago January 2, 1947 The coldest winter weather greeted residents of Crook County …

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Group to legalize marijuana fails to sign petitions: The Wake Up for Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022

Subscribe to the alarm clock, cleveland.comfree morning newsletter, delivered to your inbox on weekdays at 5:30 a.m. You can expect lots of sun today and it will get a bit warmer as temperatures soar to 30 degrees. The weather will become cloudy and windy overnight, with winds of 16-21 mph. …

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The lawsuits against UNCSA are among several major legal developments in 2021. | criminality

Man says policeman assaulted him over loud music John Mackey Jr. told the Winston-Salem Journal that in March 2020 a Winston-Salem police officer used a racist insult against him and then later assaulted him with a taser while he was lying on the ground, unarmed. The officer allegedly complained to …

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Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Daniel Gaul Charged with Conduct Violations in 5 Cases

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A 30-page complaint filed Monday with the Ohio Supreme Court alleges longtime Cuyahoga Common Pleas County judge Daniel Gaul of misconduct in five cases that spanned six years. The 2014-2020 misconduct allegations include compulsion to plead, inappropriate questioning, biased advocacy and inappropriate communication with an incarcerated defendant, …

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Is it a surprise the court overturns Michelle Lodzinski’s conviction – breaking news, sports, weather, traffic and the best of NY

Weather in New York: 12/28 CBS2 Afternoon Weather NewsCBS2’s John Elliott takes a look at the forecast. 2 hours ago FDNY promotion ceremony heldThere were a total of 79 promotions for Deputy Chiefs, Captains and Lieutenants. 2 hours ago ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ to close on Broadway in January“Ain’t Too Proud: …

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EXPLANATION: Are there more accused testifying at trial?

By MICHAEL TARM AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) – Defendants have spoken directly to jurors in a series of recent high-profile trials, challenging conventional wisdom that the risks of speaking out generally outweigh the benefits. Among those who chose to testify was Kim Potter, convicted Thursday of manslaughter for …

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Take a look back at some of the best court stories of 2021 | criminality

The pandemic continued to strain the local justice system this year. But through a mix of virtual and in-person proceedings, cases continued to go to court and a few trials began. Here’s a look back at some of the biggest stories that unfolded in Berkshire County courtrooms in 2021. A …

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Man accused of exposing himself to a group of children at the Warren Co. library

FRANKLIN, Ohio (WXIX) – A 49-year-old man is accused of inappropriately exposing himself and touching himself in front of five children at the Franklin Public Library. Joseph Jordan is a registered sex offender in Florida, Kentucky and Ohio, according to police. In mid-November, footage from a security camera appeared to …

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Former Williamson County MPs indicted in Javier Ambler case appear in court on Tuesday

Zach Camden and JJ Johnson were charged with manslaughter in March 2021, two years after Javier Ambler’s death. WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas – Two former deputies from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office appeared in court Tuesday afternoon for an in-person hearing. In March 2021, former MPs JJ Johnson and Zach Camden …

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Springfield suspended police officer post under review

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Suspended Springfield police officer Gregg Bigda has been found not guilty of excessive force and civil rights violations. Bigda was charged with assaulting and threatening two young Hispanic suspects in 2016 after the teens allegedly stole an unmarked police car and drove them to a chase …

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Kimberly Potter Trail: With Jury In Place, Court Turns To Opening Statements

3 things to know: Ex-Brooklyn Center Officer Kimberly Potter Faces First and Second Degree Manslaughter; lawyer says Potter will testify in his own defense during trial 12 jurors and 2 chosen substitutes; the jury selection ended on Friday Opening statements scheduled for December 8; the judge hopes to be done …

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Police group releases online law enforcement simulator to educate public on use of force decisions

FIRST ON FOX: An association committed to defense law enforcement officers who are accused – sometimes wrongly – in controversial use of force cases, launched an online police simulator to help educate the public about the quick and life-changing decisions officers regularly make while responding to crimes. The “decision points” …

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Pamplin Media Group – Trial Scheduled for Oregon Police Officer Charged with Drunken Misconduct

Judge Theodore Sims has granted a motion for a continuation of Teets’ trial to be delayed until after the trial of fellow officer and witness Bradley Schuetz. A Washington County judge has tentatively set the trial of Forest Grove police officer Steven Teets for February 9. Teets was originally scheduled …

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massage table, unfolded in the yard

NEW YORK (AP) – A green folding massage table used by financier Jeffrey Epstein was brought to a Manhattan courtroom and set up in front of a jury on Friday to bolster claims he had partnered with the British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell for sexually exploiting underage victims. The theatrical blossoming …

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Evidence at Maxwell trial: massage table, unfolded in court

Posted on Friday, December 3, 2021 | 3:36 p.m. Updated 7 minutes ago NEW YORK (AP) – A green folding massage table used by financier Jeffrey Epstein was brought into a Manhattan courtroom and set up in front of a jury on Friday to bolster claims he had partnered with …

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Valley News – COVID cases postpone Hanover shooting hearing, tangled court files

NORTH HAVERHILL – A two-day hearing in the case of two men accused of shooting a visiting student in Hanover was postponed Thursday after one of the defendants and at least two witnesses tested positive for COVID-19. And with COVID-19 cases soaring in the twin states, the infections in the …

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Jamarion Robinson Case | DA wants case to stay in state court

Officers have filed for a referral to federal court, but Fulton County attorneys argue it’s a state issue. FULTON COUNTY, Georgia – A US Marshal and Clayton County police officer charged in Fulton County with the murder of Jamarion Robinson must keep his case in Georgia, the Fulton County District …

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Former Virginia Police Officer Sacked Due To Rittenhouse Donation Wants His Job Back | State and regional news

Kyle Rittenhouse enters the courtroom to hear the verdicts of his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Friday. Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges. Sean Krajacic, Kenosha News By the associated press In an exclusive interview with Tucker Carlson after his acquittal, teenager Kyle Rittenhouse said, …

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officer fired after donation from Rittenhouse wants his job back | Virginie News

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – A former Virginia police officer who was fired after donating to a defense fund for Kyle Rittenhouse wants his job back now that a Wisconsin jury has acquitted the young man on murder charges during protests against police brutality last year. Norfolk officials fired former Police …

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Journalists threatened with contempt of court in NT

The Northern Territory Director of Public Prosecutions is about to lay charges against two Seven West Media reporters over an investigative program focused on the high-profile murder trial of Constable Zachary Rolfe. Channel Seven reporters Denham Hitchcock and Taylor Auerbach, who created an hour-long episode that aired on an investigative …

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Norfolk police officer who was fired for donating to the Rittenhouse defense fund calls for his job to be returned

Former Lt. William Kelly donated to the Kyle Rittenhouse Defense Fund with his work email. A few months later, he was relieved of his duties. NORFOLK, Virginia – The former Norfolk Police Lieutenant. William Kelly is calling for his return following a Wisconsin jury that acquitted 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse of …

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Police officer fired for Rittenhouse donation wants job back after acquittal

By Suzie Ziegler NORFOLK, Virginia – A Virginia police officer demands his job back after Kyle Rittenhouse was cleared of all charges last week. Lt. William Kelly, 42, was fired in April when Norfolk Police learned he had sent an anonymous donation to the Rittenhouse Defense Fund. Rittenhouse was on …

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City promises “appropriate resolution” to work

Two weeks after an Erie police corporal was found guilty of physically assaulting his wife, Mayor Joe Schember’s administration said they were set to complete an internal review regarding the future corporal with force. “The city is aware of the verdict and is examining the matter internally,” municipal lawyer Ed …

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Erie Police Corporal convicted of assaulting his wife risks losing his job; woman disagreeing with DA

An Erie police corporal was convicted of physically assaulting his wife even after she was proven to be his biggest advocate during her trial in the Erie County Common Plea Court. Officer Justin W. Griffith, 40, in office since 2008 and suspended since his arrest, now risks losing his job …

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Officer Who Killed Breonna Taylor Asks Louisville Police Department For Work | New

Former police officer Myles Cosgrove asks to resume his post after firing 16 bullets in breonna taylorthe apartment of, who killed her in March 2020. According to United States todayCosgrove, who was fired in January 2021 for failing to “correctly identify a target,” is appealing to the Louisville Metro Police …

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Ahmaud Arbery’s mother quits her job as she attends murder trial

On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery was chased and shot while jogging in Glynn County, Georgia. Now, while the three white men accused in her death are on trial, her mother has put her life on hold to seek justice for her son. Ahmaud Arbery’s mother quit her job to …

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“Sometimes it takes a woman to do the job”; family reacts to indictment in Jamarion Robinson case | New

ATLANTA (CBS46) – Two law enforcement officers, including a US Marshal, were charged Tuesday in the death of Jamarion Robinson. PREVIOUS STORY: 2 Georgian police officers charged with gunshot death of man in 2016 In 2016, the 26-year-old was shot 76 times by a U.S. Marshal’s Service Task Force. Officers …

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Wilfred ‘Wop’ May Pilot Film Receives Jury Prize at Edmonton International Film Festival

A new film about the legacy of pilot Wilfred “Wop” May has received the Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short (Alberta) at the Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF). Blind Ambition: The Story of Wop May chronicles the life of one of Canada’s most famous pilots. May survived a dogfight with …

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Messenger: St. Louis demands attorney fees from protestor who won jury prize in police brutality case | Tony Messenger

“I wonder how well his administration is aware of this policy. It is used to harm citizens, ”Hendrix told me. This is part of a model in which the city has dealt with cases of police brutality for decades, with the aim of making it very difficult to compensate citizens …

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Lawyer receives $ 1 in attorney fees, corresponding jury prize in case of torn pen

Home Daily News The lawyer receives $ 1 in legal fees, corresponding to … Tort law Lawyer receives $ 1 in attorney fees, corresponding jury prize in case of torn pen By Debra Cassens Weiss December 2, 2020, 2:56 p.m. CST Image from Shutterstock.com. Civil rights attorney Jeffrey Rothman’s lawsuit …

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Illinois appeals judges cut jury price for whistleblower who sought to strengthen Chicago police oversight

An Illinois appeals court on Friday slashed the bulk of a $ 2.75 million award by a Cook County jury to Lorenzo Davis, a falsely fired former city of Chicago investigator for denouncing an agency that regularly let the police off the hook for questionable shootings. A three-judge appeal panel …

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Jury denial marks disappointing postscript to death row release

Homepage Magazine A True Story of Grisham: Jury Denial… Supreme Court Report A True Story of Grisham: Jury Prize Denial Marks a Disappointing Postscript on Death Row Exit By Mark Walsh June 1, 2011, 7:09 a.m. CDT Photo by Jennifer S. Altman John Thompson has seen worse days than in …

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