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When Police Use Excessive Force

The majority of law enforcement officers throughout Milwaukee and the rest of Wisconsin dedicate their lives to serving and protecting the public. But some officers abuse their power. Police use force regularly to subdue...more

Group Claims That Milwaukee Police Misconduct Has Cost City $14 Million

In response to a request from the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") for citizen input as to whether the DOJ should conduct an investigation into a possible pattern and practice of Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD")...more

Medical Examiner In Derek Williams Case Resigns

As previously reported on this website, Derek Williams died in Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD") custody back in July 2011. Initially, Milwaukee County assistant medical examiner Christopher Poulus ruled that Mr. Williams...more

Milwaukee County Executive May Veto New Medical Examiner Legislation

Following the death of Derek Williams in Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD") custody, the Milwaukee County Board passed new legislation which contains new requirements for the Milwaukee County medical examiner when a person...more

Labor Letter - November 2012

In This Issue: - Preventing Off-Duty Employee Access By Reyburn Lominack and Matthew Korn (Columbia): Many employers prohibit off-duty employees from accessing the workplace. This is particularly true of employers...more

Milwaukee Fire And Police Commission Considers New Use-Of-Force Policies

In recent years, there have been several high profile incidents where Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD") officers have used unreasonable and excessive force against citizens. Perhaps the most famous incident was the beating...more

Milwaukee County Board Considers Changes Following Derek Williams’ Death As Police Chief Admits That Officers Made Mistakes

Back in July 2011, Derek Williams died in Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD") custody. After the release of a disturbing video which shows Mr. Williams in the back of an MPD squad car struggling to breathe and begging police...more

Labor Letter - September 2012

In This Issue: - When “Let’s Keep It Quiet” Is An Unfair Labor Practice By Ray Haley (Louisville): On July 30, 2012, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a bad decision for any employer that expects...more

Ohio Joins Handful of States that Offer Tort Liability Protections for Businesses that Hire and Employ Rehabilitated Ex-Offenders

In enacting protections from tort liability for negligent hiring and retention claims for businesses that hire and employ rehabilitated ex-offenders, Ohio joins a handful of other states that are introducing such measures to...more

Georgia School District Not Held Liable for Student's Suicide

This week the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled in favor of the Murray County School District on their motion for summary judgment in the case of Long v. Murray County School District. The case has...more

Is Chicago’s New Policy Regarding Lawsuits Against Police Effective?

The City of Chicago has changed the way that it handles civil rights lawsuits brought against Chicago police officers, by taking the cases to trial rather than settling them before trial. This new policy has resulted in a...more

Website Accessibility - Once a Technical Advantage, Now a Point of Vulnerability for Retailers

If your company has a website, you may receive a letter claiming that your site is not accessible to users who are visually impaired. Several advocacy groups are now actively searching for ?noncompliant? websites, hoping to...more

STJ - Recurso Especial n. 872.630 - RJ

Excesso de Prisão preventiva e indenização

Decisão do Superior Tribunal de Justiça que reconheceu ao réu o direito à indenização por danos morais, decorrentes da ilegalidade da prisão preventiva, seja porque após...more

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