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Muslim Inmate Wins $25,000 Damages Against Correctional Officer

In an unusual success for a prisoner case, a Nevada judge has awarded $15,000 in compensatory damages and $10,000 in punitive damages against a prison correctional officer in a suit by a Muslim inmate.  In Howard v. Foster, 2018 U.S. Dist. … Continue reading

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Texas jury hands down 15-year prison term after convicting police officer of murder for shooting unarmed teen

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Distracted Driver Arrested in Fatal Crash that Killed CHP Officer and Another Man

California Highway Patrol officials have arrested 36-year-old Sean Matthew Walker in connection with a crash that killed CHP Officer Kirk Griess and Jaime Bueza Manuel, 49, a man who was pulled over on the side of the road. According to … Continue reading

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Police officer to prosecutor: The benefits and challenges of a career move

Many people from various professional backgrounds work together in a district attorney’s office.  These individuals range from paralegals, legal secretaries, victim’s assistance coordinators, investigators, and witness coordinators to the prosecutors themselves.  It is the combination and functioning of these individuals … Continue reading

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Facebook postings grounds for dismissal of police officer, but delay in City's response warrants backpay

Arbitrator Eric Landauer has found that the City of West Linn, Oregon was justified in terminating a police officer because his Facebook posts contained "what reasonably could be viewed as racist comments." Arbitrator Landauer's award can be found here.He rejected the Union's … Continue reading

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