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Seattle Police Settle Wrongful-Death Lawsuit for $1.5M

SEATTLE (AP) — The City of Seattle will pay the family of Che Taylor $1.5 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit filed after two police officers shot and killed Taylor outside a Wedgwood neighborhood home. A federal judge …

Sioux Falls Police Announce Crosswalk Patrol Initiative

The Sioux Falls, S.D., police department has announced a new initiative to make travel safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. The Argus Leader reports that citywide patrolling of crosswalks will begin to increase Wednesday. Police will focus on areas with heavy …

Jersey City Mayor Wants to Merge Police, Fire

The new mayor of New Jersey’s second largest city wants to merge the police and fire departments as a way to cut costs and streamline services. Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop’s ordinance will be introduced during a hearing on Wednesday. …

Parents of Dead North Carolina Man Sue Police

The parents of a Charlotte, N.C., man who died after being shocked with a Taser last year have sued the police department and the company that makes the device. The lawsuit accuses a Charlotte police officer of using excessive, deadly …

Pennsylvania Police Settle Disbelieved Rape Victim Suit

A western Pennsylvania police department’s insurer is paying $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit by a woman wrongly charged with making up a claim that she was raped during a 2004 convenience store robbery. Sara Watt sued police in Cranberry, …

Texas City Hit With Police Sex Discrimination Suit

The Justice Department has sued the Texas city of Corpus Christi, alleging that the police department has discriminated in hiring women by using a physical ability test few female applicants have been able to pass. Federal prosecutors say only about …

Claims Against Florida Police Total More Than $1M

Records show that more than a $1 million has been paid out since 2005 in claims against a South Florida police department. The city of Fort Lauderdale released a list of claims and payouts in response to a public records …