New Orleans Refuses To Pay Court Costs Of Some Officers Accused In Civil Suits

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Some local attorneys say the city of New Orleans is turning its back on the men and woman who protect and serve. WDSU Investigates has learned City Hall is refusing to defend some current and former police officers facing what’s being called frivolous civil litigation, meaning many on the force have to foot the legal bills themselves. It’s a practice the Police Association of New…

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FOP Sues Police Association

MCKINNEY, TX – It’s been a rocky year for the McKinney Police Department. Now a local police group is suing the city and the other police association in McKinney for allegedly conspiring to violate its members’ constitutional rights to free speech and association. The McKinney Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 107 — which represents 51 officers — filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday. It complains about two…

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Trooper’s Mom Sues Ex-Firearms Instructor In Deadly Shooting

A state police firearms instructor who accidentally shot and killed a fellow trooper is now facing a civil suit filed in U.S. District Court by the trooper’s family. Nearly a year ago, on Sept. 30, Richard Schroeter, was demonstrating a handgun for a class in Plymouth Township when he pointed the muzzle at Trooper David Kedra and squeezed the trigger. A bullet was in the chamber. Kedra, 26, later…

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Police Union On Hook For $439,000

WORCESTER, MA – An eight-person jury in U.S. District Court on Monday cleared Uxbridge police Sgt. David Bergeron of all claims filed against him by former Uxbridge Police Sgt. Tara A. McCrohan in a discrimination case. But the jury found the police union, a co-defendant, responsible on her claims of defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress` and negligent infliction of emotional distress. She was awarded $439,000 in damages. Claims…

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Albany police sergeant, not city, must pay in gun incident with co-worker

In May, Albany, New York police sergeant Kevin McKenna was found liable in a civil lawsuit that resulted from his pointed a loaded handgun at a woman. Now an arbitrator has ruled that the city is not responsible for his legal fees. McKenna’s decision to point a loaded gun at Morton was not related to his official duties and the city is therefore not responsible for paying his attorneys’…

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