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Lawsuit filed over police abuse of press at Floyd protests

Photojournalist Nicholas Stern was presenting his press credentials when officers fired on him for the first time. [embed]https://youtu.be/nlp4GdM7oeo[/embed]  LOS ANGELES, CALIF., May 3, 2021 – LAPD officers directly shot rubber…

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Family Files Lawsuit Against the LAPD Over Use of Force in Man’s Death

EDITORS & REPORTERS PRESS CONFERENCE (VIA ZOOM) 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT Robert Frank, 206-790-63424 Newsroom Public Relations Family files lawsuit against the LAPD over use of force in…

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Chauvin Jury Instructions Could Determine Trial Outcome

By V. James DeSimone Originally Published on Bloomberglaw.com here. Jury instructions will be the second most important factor after jury selection in the outcome of the trial of former Minneapolis…

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Instructions given to Chauvin jurors are as vital as selecting them in the first place.

What do we want? JUSTICE! When do we want it now? NOW! Last year, millions participated in protests across America in support of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter. And…

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Bankruptcy Court Refuses to Discharge $900k Debt for LAPD Officer

Bankruptcy Court Refuses To Allow LAPD Officer To Discharge $900,000 Debt Based On His Malicious Use Of Excessive Force On Monday, June 30, 2020, a United States Bankruptcy Court granted…

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Understanding Excessive Force and Your Rights When Interacting with Law Enforcement

While many law enforcement officers throughout the country perform their dangerous jobs with dignity, civility, and respect for those in their communities and in compliance with both state and federal…

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How Long Can You Be Held by Police Without A Charge?

If you are ever arrested by law enforcement, you likely feel overwhelmed and scared. Knowing your legal rights can help ensure that you can exercise those rights during that stressful…

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LAPD Subjects Peaceful Protester to Inhumane Treatment, Alleges Lawsuit

Laura Montilla, a recent USC graduate, speaks publicly about the inhumane treatment by the very people who were supposed to protect her. LOS ANGELES (June 22, 2020) -- Laura Montilla,…

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