Covington Man Files Lawsuit against City and Police Officers, Alleging Violation of Civil Rights through Excessive Force

COVINGTON, Ky. – A man has filed a lawsuit against the City of Covington and several police officers alleging that his civil rights were violated due to excessive force. Anthony Wynn’s attorney has brought forth the lawsuit, targeting both the city and all police officers and staff involved in the alleged violation. According to the lawsuit, the incident took place in January 2021 when Wynn was sitting in the back seat of a car driven by a friend who was pulled over for failing to use a turn signal. The lawsuit claims that Officer John … Read more

Off-Duty Durham Detention Officer’s Estate Awarded $2.25 Million Settlement After Fatal Crash

DURHAM, N.C. – The city of Durham has reached a settlement with the estate of Brooke Lyn Maynard, an off-duty Durham detention officer who was tragically killed more than five years ago. Maynard, a single mother at 24 years old, lost her life when a suspect attempting to evade the police collided with her car. The settlement award will support Maynard’s daughter, who was just four years old when her mother passed away. The settlement agreement, which was initially confidential and reached in August 2023, granted Maynard’s estate a total of $2.25 million. Out of … Read more

Female Driver Files Lawsuit Against Northampton Police Officers After Aggressive Traffic Stop Escalates

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – A Holyoke woman has filed a federal civil lawsuit against the city of Northampton and two police officers after she alleged she was injured during a controversial traffic stop. Marisol Driouech claims that she was pepper sprayed and wrestled to the ground by the police during the incident, which took place in April of last year on King Street in Northampton. Dashcam footage of the traffic stop shows the events leading up to the altercation. Driouech’s attorney, Dana Goldblatt, stated that she had previously sent a letter to the city presenting her … Read more

Louisiana Lawmakers Propose Bill to Establish 25-Foot Rule Governing Interactions with Police Officers

LAKE CHARLES, La. – State lawmakers in Louisiana are proposing a new law that would impose a minimum distance of 25 feet between individuals and police officers. The legislation, known as House Bill 173, aims to make it a crime for anyone to approach a law enforcement officer closer than the prescribed distance after being ordered to stop. Offenders could face fines up to $500, imprisonment for up to 60 days, or both. This bill is not a new initiative, as it was previously considered by the legislature in 2023 but was ultimately vetoed by … Read more