On September 11, 2015, Connecticut resident Michael Picard was filming a protest near a police DUI checkpoint in West Hartford. Unbeknownst to the troopers who confiscated his camera, it was rolling while they appeared to fabricate criminal charges against him. The ACLU of Connecticut sued the police officers for violating Picard’s rights.
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Two days after recommending Hillary Clinton not be prosecuted for her use of a private email server, FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Oversight Committee on the FBI’s investigation into the case, and the decision to not recommend criminal charges against her.
Laney Sweet, widow of Daniel Shaver, has released a conversation between herself, her former attorney, and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery that happened on March 14, 2016. Montgomery and a defense attorney filed a motion in court to seal the body cam footage of her husband being shot by (now former) Officer Philip Brailsford. Shaver is working to get the body cam footage released and the plea deal stopped. The family also has a fundraiser page : https://www.gofundme.com/danielmemorialfund
Mother of "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch has her first day in Tarrant county court, before Judge Wayne F. Salvant in Criminal District Court 2. Tonya Couch was arraigned on charges of hindering apprehension.
A man who pleaded guilty to stealing is suing Kansas City police, claiming they used excessive force in arresting him. Manuel Palacio, 24, alleges that officers kneed him in the back, beat him in the ribs and made verbal threats during the arrest in May 2014. This dashcam video captured the alleged abuse.
President Donald Trump told Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price at the Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia on Monday, July that if he didn't produce the necessary Senate votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, "You're fired!" Trump also took a moment to point out that former president Barack Obama never appeared in person at a Boy Scout Jamboree as president (though he did deliver a taped message to Boy Scouts in 2010).
During a White House press conference on Monday, President Donald Trump urged Senate Republicans to move forward with debate over legislation to overhaul the Affordable Care Act. "Any senator who votes against starting debate is telling America that you are fine with the Obamacare nightmare," he said.
After his meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday, Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner gave a statement to reporters. He said that he did not collude with Russia nor did he know anyone else on the staff that colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
While announcing new bipartisan immigration legislation, Sen. Lindsey Graham discussed his friend Sen. John McCain's passion for "Dreamers" and how he passed his desire to pass immigration reform on to the South Carolina senator.