A former Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd, admitting that he intentionally helped restrain the Black man in a way that created an unreasonable risk and caused his death.
Indiana Black Legislative Caucus leaders optimistic about agenda
The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus is offering a comprehensive and aggressive agenda for the 2021 session of the Indiana General Assembly. The bills promote police reform, institute changes to juvenile justice, and address inequities in the health care system, among other things.Read More
Year in Review: COVID aside, Barrett’s ascent to SCOTUS tops year’s biggest legal news stories
COVID may have seemed like the only thing that happened in 2020, but for Indiana’s legal community, the past year brought watershed developments that will be with us for years to come, many of which were touched directly by the pandemic. Here are the Top 10 non-coronavirus Indiana legal news stories as determined by consensus of the Indiana Lawyer editorial staff.Read More
2 Indianapolis officers charged with battery in protesters’ arrests
A grand jury indicted two Indianapolis police officers on battery and other charges after an investigation into allegations that they used excessive force while arresting demonstrators at a May protest over the death of George Floyd, Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears announced Wednesday.
Indy Lawyers for Black Lives’ ‘call to action’ brings solidarity
Eyes and ears of those gathered on the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law lawn Friday were trained on members of the Indianapolis legal community calling for action to push for racial equality.Read More
A former Muncie Police Department officer faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to assaulting an arrestee and falsifying a report to cover up the offense.
Federal court documents show the settlement amount reached by an Indiana city and a man who lost an eye after being struck by a tear gas canister police fired during 2020 protests over the killing of George Floyd is $300,000.
Two Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers will pay a combined $1.2 million to the estate of a man who was shot and killed in his home after a jury determined unreasonable force was used by the officers.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is appealing his conviction for murder in the killing of George Floyd, arguing that jurors were intimidated by the protests that followed and prejudiced by heavy pretrial publicity.
Parts of a federal lawsuit filed by the mother of a slain Indianapolis man who was shot by police last year after vehicle and foot pursuit will move ahead to trial.
A federal jury’s $14 million award to Denver protesters hit with pepper balls and a bag filled with lead during 2020 demonstrations over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis could resonate nationwide as courts weigh more than two dozen similar lawsuits.
An Indiana man who says he lost an eye after being struck by a tear gas canister police fired during 2020 protests over the killing of George Floyd has reached a settlement with the city of Fort Wayne.
A federal grand jury has handed down an indictment against a Jeffersonville woman for allegedly using unreasonable force during a racial justice protest in her capacity as a former Louisville, Kentucky, police officer.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is sending an excessive force case back down to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana after it found the district court erroneously awarded summary judgment to an Indianapolis police officer and the city.
An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department sergeant faces two felony charges and a recommendation to be fired after body camera video showed him using excessive force during a recent arrest, authorities said Tuesday.
Four former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights pleaded not guilty Tuesday in a federal hearing that included arguments on several pretrial motions, including requests to hold separate trials.
Nearly 20 years’ worth of data tracking trends of federal civil pro se filings show that civil rights cases make up the second-highest percentage of filings, next to pro se prisoner cases. In recent years, a growing number of those cases have targeted law enforcement or other government actors.
Four former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights are scheduled to be arraigned in federal court Tuesday at a hearing that could also address some pretrial motions.
The family of a Pennsylvania man who died in Evansville police custody in 2019 after struggling with officers is suing the city and three officers, alleging they caused his death by using excessive force.
A former Muncie police officer is facing up to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty Wednesday to intentionally concealing a fellow officer’s inappropriate use of force.
A former Muncie police officer is expected to plead guilty next month in connection with a federal investigation of excessive force allegations against other officers.
Special prosecutor: No charges for Speedway officer in fatal shooting of fleeing man with mental illness
A Speedway police officer will not face criminal charges for the fatal shooting of a Black man with a mental illness who was fleeing law enforcement, a special prosecutor announced Thursday.
The Supreme Court on Monday revived claims of excessive force against St. Louis police officers in a case in which a homeless man died after being restrained in handcuffs and leg shackles.
Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose dying gasps under Chauvin’s knee led to the biggest outcry against racial injustice in the U.S. in generations.