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City to pay $6.5M to family of Walter Scott

NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina (AP) — A city in South Carolina approved a $6.5 million settlement Thursday with the family of an unarmed black man shot to death earlier this year by a white police officer. 334 more words


NYPD Cop In James Blake Arrest Used Excessive Force, Panel Rules

An undercover officer who assaulted tennis star James Blake on a Manhattan sidewalk last month used excessive force, “according an investigation by the Civilian Complaint Review Board, New York City’s independent agency for police misconduct,” reports  206 more words


Commissioner Bratton Outlines Next Steps In James Blake False Arrest Case

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A day after the Civilian Complaint Review Board recommended discipline against the officer who tackled and arrested tennis icon James Blake last month, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton spoke about what steps are to come in the case. 301 more words


Officer in James Blake Arrest Used Excessive Force, Review Board Says

The plainclothes police officer who violently tackled former tennis star James Blake last month used excessive force, New York City’s independent board for police misconduct, the… 188 more words

Complaint Review Board: Officer Used Excessive Force Against James Blake

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Civilian Complaint Review Board has recommended discipline against the officer who tackled and arrested tennis icon James Blake last month. 473 more words


Woman sues after she was punched in head by officer

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A woman is suing the city of Carlsbad, California, over her July 2013 arrest, which was captured on a cellphone video and showed her being punched in the head by an officer. 138 more words


Shocking video in alleged police brutality case shows violent arrest of California woman

A woman is suing a local California police department over allegations officers used excessive force and violated her civil rights during her arrest two years ago, then fabricated charges against her to try and cover up their mistake. 817 more words