Tag: Civil rights violations

Lawyers: 4 sue city, UC Berkeley over injuries at riot

SAN FRANCISCO — Four San Francisco Bay Area residents who say they were injured by protesters during a riot ahead of a speech by...
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CASPER, Wyo. — A same-sex couple who own a restaurant in western Wyoming have filed a federal lawsuit, contending that town officials discriminated against...
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LAS VEGAS — A former Las Vegas police officer was sentenced Friday to a year in federal prison for a civil rights violation, after...
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ATLANTA — The city of Atlanta had a policy of conducting unlawful, warrantless searches of commercial properties, a federal judge ruled this week in...
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CHICAGO — A suburban Chicago college student is suing her school for allegedly violating her free-speech rights by prohibiting her from handing out flyers...
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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Two Philadelphia men have sued Pennsylvania's governor and Transportation Department officials to challenge a state law that suspends driver's licenses for...
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MONTPELIER, Vt. — A protester says a state trooper bent her arm so badly behind her back as he tried to remove her from...
Virginia man asks court to toss out conviction in noose case

RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia man who was sentenced to six months in jail for hanging a black-faced dummy by a noose in his...
Lawsuit: Officers used excessive force, attempted cover-up

ATLANTA — Law enforcement officers used excessive force when they shot a schizophrenic Georgia man at least 59 times in August 2016 and then...
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MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. — A dozen homeowners living near the Wisconsin site for a massive Foxconn Technology Group complex are going to court to...

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