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Judge Recommends 6 Officers Who Hog-Tied, Beat Inmate At Rikers Island Be Fired

NEW YORK, Sept 29 (Reuters) – A New York judge is recommending six correction officers at the city’s largest jail be fired for the hog-tying and brutal beating of an inmate who was handcuffed in a segregated …

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Police union chief wants New York to adopt no-settlement policy to stop ‘quick buck’ civil lawsuits

The head of the largest NYPD union wants the city to adopt a no-settlement policy regarding civil lawsuits against cops, to put an end to what he calls “quick-buck” legal actions. Patrolmen’s Benevolent …

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EXCLUSIVE: Judge rules woman raped by Manhattan prison guard can collect damages, rips state DOC over crime

A young upstate woman who was repeatedly raped and impregnated in a Manhattan prison by a correction officer — who once grinned at a camera that captured the sex assault — is eligible to collect damages, a state …

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Bronx NYCHA tenants take city to court seeking repairs

The only way to fix this is to take you to court. That’s the message being aimed at the city by more than two dozen frustrated tenants at an aging Bronx public housing project. Tenants at the Morris Houses are taking …

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NYPD officer pleads innocent to battering woman after breaking into apartment

Accused of going from hero to hoodlum in a single day, an NYPD cop has pleaded innocent to charges he drunkenly beat a woman after bursting into her apartment in his underwear. Officer Eugene Donnelly’s hangover …

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3 criminal defense attorneys indicted for allegedly bribing court staff to give them clients

Three criminal defense attorneys and a paralegal were arraigned Monday for allegedly conspiring to pay off Manhattan Criminal Court staff to get cases steered their way, the district attorney said. Lawyers Dwane Smith, …

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Fictitious case to snare judge was elaborate

On paper, David P. Khoury’s case appeared like any of the hundreds that make their way through Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center each day. Arrested for illegally carrying an unloaded Glock .40-caliber …

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HOUSTON (AP) — A jury on Monday sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting …

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Can arrest in Hannah Graham disappearance solve other cases?

(CNN) — The arrest of Jesse Matthew — the suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham — has resulted in a “significant break” in the 2009 death of another …

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Gerald Abila’s Barefoot Law helps Ugandans use a mobile device to learn about their legal rights

Uganda’s legal system is based on English common law, but criminal defendants who can’t afford legal representation—and most can’t—aren’t appointed counsel unless they face a death sentence or life in …

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