Jan 19, 2016
Fault Lines Links – University Of Cincinnati Reaches $5.3M Settlement In The Death Of Samuel Dubose
Jan. 18, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Hi folks, the links today:
- The University of Cincinnati reached a $5.3 million settlement with the family of Samuel Dubose. They will receive $4.85 million and Dubose’s 12 children will receive free undergraduate education. Dubose was shot dead by campus officer Ray Tensing in July 2015 after pulling him over for a missing license plate. A grand jury indicted Tensing for murder, the trial date is yet to be set.
- The family of Mario Woods is pushing for a federal civil rights investigation into San Francisco PD, including the five officers who killed Woods, claiming they consistently use excessive force and illegally stop and detain Latinos. Mario Woods was shot dead by SF officers last year after allegedly threatening them with a knife. Woods’ family contend video evidence shows officers shot him without provocation.
- State Sen. Geraldine Thompson (D-Orlando) has proposed a bill which would require Florida Department of Law Enforcement to conduct independent investigations all deadly police-involved shootings. Since 2002, all deadly police shootings in Jacksonville are deemed to have been justified.
- Palm Beach County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor has called for the creation of a citizen’s review board following the fatal shooting of 19-year old Henry Bennett Florida police on Saturday. The officer involved claims the teen pulled a gun on him during a traffic stop. Bennett’s family say he wa shot in the back while running away.