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September 28, 2012 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer
A WOMAN WHO contends that she lost a pregnancy after being zapped by police with a stun gun seven times outside her North Philadelphia home in 2010 filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit this week against the city and the three officers involved. Naimah Jones, 35, is suing for assault and battery, false arrest, malicious prosecution and emotional distress. The incident occurred Nov. 27, 2010, when Jones, en route to her parents' house to celebrate Thanksgiving, stopped home to grab some luggage.
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September 28, 2012 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer
A pregnant woman who says she lost her baby after police zapped her with a stun gun seven times outside her North Philadelphia home in 2010 filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit this week against the city and three police officers involved in the incident. Naimah Jones, 35, is suing for assault and battery, false arrest, malicious prosecution and emotional distress. The incident occurred Nov. 27, 2010, when Jones, en route to her parents' house to celebrate Thanksgiving, stopped home to grab some luggage.
NEWS
August 7, 2012
New Jersey prosecutors have asked a federal judge for permission to end their defense of a state trooper accused of using excessive force during an arrest three years ago, according to a published report. The Star-Ledger reported that the state Attorney General's Office filed its request July 27 after deciding it had a "professional obligation" to withdraw its representation of Staff Sgt. Richard Wambold Jr. The state cited a conflict of interest, saying it would be defending Wambold while also prosecuting him internally on administrative misconduct charges.
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June 14, 2012 | By Stephanie Farr, Daily News Staff Writer
A PHILADELPHIA MAN claims that state troopers' misuse of Tasers set him ablaze along the Schuylkill Expressway, and a central Pennsylvania family claims that troopers' use of excessive force, including Tasers, led to the father's death, according to federal civil lawsuits filed in Philadelphia. The suits come after a study published in an American Heart Association journal in April that concludes that Taser shocks to the chest can result in cardiac arrest and death. But Rick Smith, co-founder of Taser International, said that the study's author is often paid as a witness to testify in civil suits against Taser guns and is "overstating the risk.
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February 22, 2012 | By Bill Reed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three Bucks County sheriff's deputies were fired Tuesday, and face charges of lying to grand jury that is also investigating a fourth deputy, sources said today. County Sheriff Edward "Duke" Donnelly declined to comment on personnel matters. The fired deputies are Dave Prudish, James McAndrews and William Kline, a source said. They testified in a state grand jury probe of Deputy Gary Browndorf. The investigation led to Browndorf being charged with using excessive force while making an arrest.
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February 10, 2012 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
The mother of a man shot to death by police last February at the end of a stolen-car chase in North Philadelphia filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Thursday against six city police officers. The Common Pleas Court lawsuit by Carolyn Moses, mother of Jamil Moses, was announced at the Center City law offices of Paul J. Hetznecker. Hetznecker called for an independent probe of the Feb. 8, 2011, encounter in which Moses, 24, was shot to death after police boxed in the car in which he was a passenger at 23d Street and Susquehanna Avenue.
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December 13, 2011 | Associated Press
LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron urged Bahrain's king Monday to quickly implement changes recommended in a scathing report into human-rights abuses during the Arab nation's uprising. A special commission, authorized by Bahrain's Sunni rulers, last month outlined the harsh treatment of antigovernment protesters as state security forces tried to put down the largest of the uprisings to hit the Persian Gulf. Its 500-page report documented the use of torture, excessive force, and fast-track trials by the government.
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November 24, 2011 | By Barbara Surk, Associated Press
MANAMA, Bahrain - With Bahrain's king watching, the chief investigator asked to investigate his government's crackdown gave a blow-by-blow reckoning Wednesday of torture, excessive force, and fast-track justice in attempts to crush the largest Arab Spring uprising in the Gulf. Investigator Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni also said there was no evidence of Iranian links to Bahrain's Shiite-led protests. That was a clear rebuke to Gulf leaders, who accuse Tehran of playing a role in the 10-month-old showdown in the Western-allied kingdom.
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September 9, 2011 | By Jeffrey Fleishman and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times
CAIRO - A former high-ranking security official testified Thursday that forces loyal to Hosni Mubarak were ordered to use excessive force to crush protests in the early days of a revolution that would later topple the president. The police general's testimony said the order came from then-Interior Minister Habib Adli, an accusation that suggests the highest levels of the Mubarak government plotted the crackdown that killed more than 800 people between Jan. 25 and Feb. 11. It was unclear whether Adli called for firing live ammunition.
NEWS
April 8, 2011 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press
The city will pay $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit filed in the death of a man shot by police responding to New Year's Eve gunfire. Bryan Jones, 20, was picking up his teenage nephew from a friend's house when gunfire erupted nearby. The pair were trying to escape down a rear alley when Jones was shot. Officer Steven Szczepkowski said he fired after seeing one person with a gun and a second, Jones, reaching for his waistband. The family sued the city. A federal judge refused to throw out the lawsuit, ruling in February that a jury could find that the officer used excessive force and acted with willful misconduct.
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