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Businesses Sue Seattle Over ‘Occupied’ Protest Zone

SEATTLE — A collection of Seattle businesses, property owners and residents sued the city Wednesday over its tolerance of an “occupied” protest zone, saying officials have been complicit in depriving them of their rights to their property. The plaintiffs — …

Supreme Court Rejects Appeals Over Police ‘Qualified Immunity’

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up a new test of “qualified immunity,” rejecting several appeals that challenged the legal doctrine that has become a broad liability shield for police officers accused of civil rights violations. Qualified immunity has …

Measuring the Moment: How Will George Floyd’s Death Matter to Insurance Industry?

The marches and protests across the globe sparked by the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police are presenting the country with opportunities to confront the racism and inequality that African-Americans confront every day. As executive director of the National …

Report Questions Whether Police Should View Bodycam Footage Immediately

The use of body cameras by police has become more widespread, but there remain inconsistencies in how law enforcement agencies around the country deal with the footage, raising concerns among community activists who look to the videos to bring greater …

Brutality Focus of Suit Against Ferguson, Missouri Police

A federal lawsuit filed on Aug. 28 alleges that police in Ferguson, Mo., and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by …

Pennsylvania Police Brutality Lawsuit Settled

The state of Pennsylvania has paid $50,000 to settle a lawsuit by a man who claimed two state police officers beat him at the Washington County barracks before taking him to the county jail, a newspaper reported on its website …

Maine Police Brutality Case Settled

A Maine man is going to get $725,000 as part of a police brutality settlement that was reached as the case was set to go to trial in federal court. Ronald Eaton of Deer Isle had sued several Hancock County …