Settlement

Family Of Sam Dubose And University Of Cincinnati Come To Multi-Million Dollar Settlement

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Six months after Sam Dubose was shot and killed by University of Cincinnati (UC) police officer Ray Tensing, his family has reached a million-dollar settlement with the school. According to Cincinnati.com,  the agreement includes: • payment of $4.85 million to the DuBose family. • tuition-free UC...

Baltimore Reaches $6.4 Million Settlement With Freddie Gray Family

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Baltimore officials have reached a $6.4 million wrongful death settlement with the family of Freddie Gray. Details of the settlement have yet to be announced, but it’s expected to be approved by the city’s Board of Estimates, by Wednesday. According to the Washington Post, the settlement was reached...

Cleveland Settles With Justice Department Over Police Brutality

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After an 18-month investigation, the Justice Department has reached a settlement with the city of Cleveland. According to the NY Times, the department found “a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force”. The investigation was launched after a 2012 shooting where officers fired...

5 Exonerated in Central Park Jogger Case To Settle Suit for $40 Million

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The five men wrongfully convicted of raping and beating a woman in Central Park in 1989 have agreed to settle their lawsuit against New York City for about $40 million. Korey Wise, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, and Yusef Salaam, who became known as the “Central...

Friends Of Oscar Grant Reach Settlement With BART

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In 2009 on New Year’s Day, Oscar Grant and his friends were stopped by police on the Fruitvale station platform in Oakland. Shortly after being stopped, Grant was fatally shot by officer Johannes Mehserle. The shooting became national attention when the video was released of the...

The New York Post Doesn’t Think The Central Park 5 Should Receive A Settlement

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On April 20, 1989, Trisha Meili was found in Central Park unconscious, badly beaten, raped and partially clothed.  The NYPD then rounded up several young men who happened to be in the area at that time.   Although there was a lack of DNA, no...