86-Year-Old Man Receives $900,000 Settlement in Taser Case

South Carolina Taser Incident On October 16, police in Kingstree, South Carolina—a small town in Williamsburg County that is roughly equidistant from Charleston, Columbia, and Myrtle Beach—received a 911 call about a white Ford SUV that was … [Read more...]

Northeastern City’s Police Force Plagued By Excessive Force Lawsuits

Excessive Force Lawsuit After Allentown Tasing In March of last year, a 17-year-old boy was walking with two friends in Allentown, Pennsylvania, when a police officer ordered the group to stop and speak with him. The group did as they were … [Read more...]

Raybin & Weissman Files Lawsuit For Excessive Force in Taser Case

Excessive Force Lawsuit Raybin & Weissman recently filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of their client alleging excessive force. The suit alleges that Cheatham County Sheriff Deputies repeatedly Tased their client while he was restrained in … [Read more...]

Lawyer for the Condemned: I Witnessed What Should be the Last Electric Chair Execution

Tennessee brings back the electric chair!  I could not believe that my state would return to what I consider a barbaric practice. I am not opposed to the death penalty in all cases. However, having actually seen Tennessee’s last electrocution … [Read more...]

Federal Appeals Court Overturns Ruling for Shackled Pregnant Inmate in Villegas Case

Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overruled an award of $200,000 to a pregnant inmate who was shackled immediately before and after giving birth.  Villegas v. Metro. Gov’t of Nashville, -F.3d-, No. 11-6031 (6th Cir. March 4, 2013).  … [Read more...]

Tennessee Supreme Court Mandates Corroboration of Anonymous Tips

Police were contacted by an anonymous caller in May of 2009 who stated that an “armed party” was at a Covington motel.  No information regarding the description of the weapon, the ethnicity, gender, or physical appearance of the suspect(s), or … [Read more...]

Federal Lawsuit Filed in Response to Humphreys County Police Beating

Darren T. Ring, a 35-year-old resident of the City of Waverly, has had a federal civil rights lawsuit filed on his behalf in response to an alleged instance of police brutality, which I reported on in the July 2011 article "Police Beating … [Read more...]

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