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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 …

Black Man’s Death in Minnesota Traffic Stop Sparks Unrest

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A Black man died after being shot by police during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb, sparking violent protests that lasted into Monday as officers in riot gear clashed with demonstrators and the man’s …

Driving While Black App Offers Civil Rights Advice

Though the developers of the soon-to-be released “Driving While Black” smartphone application want motorists to download their product, there is a time when they definitely don’t want users searching for it. “Do not reach for your phone when you are …

Punitive Damages Award Reduced in Suit Over 2010 Pittsburgh Traffic Stop

A federal judge has reduced a jury’s award in a civil lawsuit by a Pittsburgh, Pa., man who alleged that police used excessive force against him during a 2010 traffic stop. The jury last summer awarded $105,000 in damages to …

Arkansas Traffic Stop Illegal, But Not Cause of Death

A federal judge has found that a traffic stop by a Bryant police officer was illegal but was not the cause of a passenger’s death when he ran from the officer. Officer Jeffery Plouch’s decision to stop the car just …