In July 2016, New York City agreed to pay $614,500 to Jateik Reed in settlement for his brutal 2012 beating in the Bronx by 42nd Precinct NYPD officers. Reed was 19 in January 2012 when he and several friends were stopped and frisked; when Reed questioned the legality of his detainment, officers began beating him with their batons.
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On Tuesday, September 22, the Dallas City Council approved a civil settlement in the amount of $1.6 million for Bobby Bennett, who in 2013 was shot in the stomach by Dallas police officer Cardan Spencer. The settlement is reportedly the largest the city has ever paid to a single litigant naming the police department as a defendant.
A case against the California Highway Patrol, brought by a 76 year old man who was pulled over for what officers suspected was a DUI, has won a verdict of $125,000 in damages. He sued the CHP for civil rights violations, assault and battery, negligence, elder abuse and false arrest. Two officers had stopped him because he was driving too slowly and made an unsafe lane change. He had suffered from a stroke a few years prior, and he could not walk in a straight line because of the effects of his stroke. The man had a history of poor balance and so refused to be handcuffed.
The City of New York has paid $142,500 in settlement for federal cases brought by three Occupy Wall Street protestors for incidents that took place between them and the NYPD while demonstrations were taking place.
During one of the incidents, which occurred in September 2012, two of the plaintiffs were marching with a banner when an officer approached. One of the plaintiffs (who is receiving the bulk of the awarded funds), Sandra Fields, was slammed from behind, having her head hit the ground. The aftermath of this was captured on video.
An East Quogue woman was awarded a $1.112 million jury verdict for pain and suffering after being falsely prosecuted by a Suffolk County Sheriff. The jury found that the plaintiff, Nancy Genovese, experienced humiliation and physical abuse during her detention and that the actions taken against her violated her Constitutional Rights.
A suit has been settled in the case of a Bellingham, MA woman who, in October 2012, was falsely arrested and physically assaulted by two police officers. The events leading up to the arrest were all caught on camera by the woman on her phone.
A Brooklyn, NY man was awarded $150,000 by a federal jury for being falsely arrested in front of his 4-year-old son by an NYPD cop who was apparently enraged over being stuck in traffic.
In 2007, Robert Graham was stuck in traffic when two NYPD Officers tried to maneuver out of the jam on their way to answer a 911 call without lights or siren.
The Madison County Sheriff's Department (in Huntsville, AL) has settled for $625,000 with Robert Bryant, the plaintiff who was savagely beaten by several deputies and falsely arrested.
A New York jury awarded $185,000 in damages to four plaintiffs who sued NYC and a pair of NYPD supervisors over their wrongful arrests during a protest march at the 2004 Republican National Convention.
A lawsuit filed on behalf of a man who died after being placed in a choke hold by Penns Grove borough police has been settled for $2 million. A U.S. District Judge approved the payout after reviewing plans to distribute part of the proceeds in trusts for the plaintiff's four minor children.