Dec 1, 2015
Fault Lines Links – Chicago To Pay $100k To Joshua Lott In Police Brutality Settlement
Dec. 1, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Good morning, your links this morning:
- The city of Chicago has agreed to settle with freelance photographer Joshua Lott for $100,000. Lott claims officers beat him and destroyed one of his cameras during the NATO summit in 2012.
- Activists seek the release of the video footage of the 2014 fatal shooting of unarmed Jordan Baker by Houston Officer Juventino Castro. Castro, while working off-duty as a security guard, was trying to question Baker when a scuffle ensued and he fled. Castro claimed that Baker was reaching for his waistband as he ran away leading Castro to discharge his weapon. A grand jury had previously chosen not to charge Castro in connection with Baker’s death.
- Jury selection began in the trial of Baltimore Officer William Porter in connection with the death of Freddie Gray in April. Porter faces charges including manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.
- 76-year old Edmund Schwesinger Jr. has filed a lawsuit against Greenwich, CT, Officer Daniel Hendrie claiming the officer assaulted him during a traffic stop two years ago. Schwesinger claims Hendrie threw him on the ground and kicked him after he was caught on his cellphone while driving.
- Thomas Joseph McEniry was fatally shot by Metro police in Las Vegas last week after pointing a pellet gun at officers following an attempted traffic stop.
- A man was shot dead by Caldwell, ID police responding to a domestic disturbance on Sunday night. The suspect allegedly tried to run over the officer prompting him to shoot.
- Aurora, CO, police fatally shot a suspect after he hit an officer with his car while trying to flee on Monday morning.
- Atlanta police shot dead a suspect who exchanged gunfire with officers outside a hotel following a brief chase on Monday.