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 said he would make a trip to Parkland, Florida after the deadly school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018. About four minutes into his address to the nation, he spoke directly to "America's children" telling them that those who felt scared and alone are "never alone" and that there are people who care about them. Trump encouraged those kids to ask for help.
President Donald Trump addressed the nation a day after the shooting that killed at least 17 at Majory Stoneman Douglas High. "Our entire nation, with one heavy heart, is praying for the victims and their families," Trump stated on Feb. 15, 2018. He also said he'd be visiting Parkland, Florida to meet with families and local officials.
Before President Donald Trump planned to address the nation Thursday morning about a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, he issued a proclamation honoring the victims of the shooting. It says, "Our nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones." As part of that proclamation, the president ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at the White House and all public grounds until February 19th.