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Mesa to Settle With Parents Whose Son Was Killed by Officer

PHOENIX (AP) — The parents of a Texas man fatally shot five years ago by a Mesa police officer at an Arizona hotel has agreed to settle their legal claims against the city over their son’s death. The Arizona Republic …

Officer Resigns and Receives Payout After Fatal Traffic Stop

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut police officer, who shot and killed an 18-year-old motorist during a traffic stop, received a $100,000 payout from Wethersfield’s municipal insurer when he resigned from the department, according to documents obtained by the …

Speeding Officer Not Placed on Leave After SC Fatal Wreck

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A Greenville Police officer who was going nearly twice the speed limit without his lights and siren on when he crashed into another car and killed a woman was not placed on leave while the crash …

Insurer to Pay $8M To Black Man Paralyzed by Iowa Officer

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An insurance company for the City of Cedar Rapids will pay $8 million to a Black motorist who was paralyzed after a white police officer shot him during a 2016 traffic stop, both sides announced …

Family Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Hampton Inn

WILSON, N.C. — A Black family has filed a federal lawsuit against the parent company of Hampton Inn and others after the family said a North Carolina clerk called police on them over a billing dispute two years ago. Delores …

Corruption Claims, Mailbox Send Hawaii Power Couple to Trial

He was Honolulu’s Rolex-wearing police chief, an avid surfer who chatted with beat cops in Pidgin, Hawaii’s creole language. She was his deputy city prosecutor wife, who drove a Maserati and led an elite unit targeting career criminals while showering …

New York City Settles Bike-Rookie Dispute Case

New York City has paid $225,000 to a woman whose jaw was broken during a confrontation with a New York City police officer. The Daily News says the settlement was announced last week. Jessica Williams had filed a civil lawsuit …

New Jersey Officer Settles Suit Over Hair Put in Sandwich

A southern New Jersey police officer will get nearly $14,000 to settle a civil lawsuit he filed against a short-order cook who placed his own body and pubic hair in the officer’s bagel sandwich as payback for a traffic stop. …

Police to Pay Vermont Man $7,000 Over Taser Complaint

The Vermont State Police have paid $7,000 to settle a complaint about the use of a Taser on an uncooperative man with Down syndrome and other disabilities. The money is going to 23-year-old Timothy Bernier of Coventry. The Burlington Free …

West Pennsylvania Police Officer Charged with Burglaries

State police say they’ve charged a Plum police officer with burglary, bribery and other crimes. According to a release, 29-year-old James Scuffle filed a false insurance claim for the theft of his car, and during that investigation more information linked …