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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 …

Autopsy: Fumes Killed Chicago, Ill. Police Officer

The death of a Chicago police officer who accidentally inhaled noxious fumes from a cleaning product sprayed at work is under investigation after a new autopsy report was released this week. The Illinois Department of Labor has opened an investigation …

Louisiana Teen Gets Jail Time, Probation for False Claim

A Lake Arthur teenager has been ordered to serve two years of probation after she pleaded guilty Sept. 7 in state court to falsely accusing a police officer of raping her. The American Press reports 18-year-old Meghan Franks must serve …

Family Sues Connecticut City, Cops Over Fatal Crash

The family of one of two Connecticut teenagers killed when a Milford police cruiser smashed into their car at 94 mph is suing the officer and the city. A lawyer for the family of Ashlie Krakowski of Orange filed the …

NYC Officer Awarded $325,000 For Injury

A New York City police officer who was denied a tax-free injury pension after she was shot in the hand will get $325,000. The award settles a federal lawsuit filed by Officer Pamela Walker. Walker was shot during an annual …