Ex-Officer Wants Freedom While Appealing ConvictionA former Pittsburgh police sergeant convicted of violating the civil rights of a drunken teenager in an assault at a high school football game is asking to stay out of jail during his appeal.
Leon Ford's Lawyer Gives Closing Arguments, Says Officers 'Terrorized' Then Paralyzed His ClientAn attorney for a black man shot by one of three white Pittsburgh police officers involved in a 2012 traffic stop presented closing arguments today in court.
Trial Into Police Shooting Is One Of 'Perspective,' Lawyers SayAttorneys defending the police officers who shot Leon Ford and paralyzed him during a traffic stop say the trial is one of perspective.
Grad’s Commencement Speech Censored Over Prayer, Family May File LawsuitControversy is brewing over the remarks a recent graduate of Beaver High School planned to deliver to her classmates at their commencement ceremony.
Civil Rights Attorney Shows Surveillance Video Of Alleged Woodland Hills Incidents, Plans To File SuitThe lawyer representing two students allegedly threatened and attacked in the Woodland Hills School District released new video Tuesday of a third alleged incident.
Senate Confirms Jeff Sessions For Attorney GeneralThe Senate on Wednesday confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general in the Trump administration despite fierce Democratic opposition to the Alabama Republican over his record on civil rights and immigration.
Allegheny Co. D.A.: Elizabeth Boro Police Officer's Actions Were Not InappropriateOne day after a federal civil rights lawsuit was filed against an Elizabeth Borough Police officer alleging “excessive and unnecessary force,” the Allegheny County District Attorney Office has weighed in.
Federal Lawsuit Accuses Officers Of Excessive Force; Surveillance Video Shows Alleged AssaultA federal lawsuit was filed Wednesday against two Elizabeth Borough Police officers accused of using “excessive and unnecessary force” on a drug suspect already in police custody.