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Prison officials sued for not stopping guard dog attacks (access required)

Where a detainee alleged that he suffered severe physical and psychological injuries when he was attacked by a guard’s dog, and further alleged that supervisory officials were aware of patrol dog attacks throughout Virginia but did nothing to stop them, ...

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Investigator immune from claim of false testimony (access required)

Where a former town mayor was indicted on charges of embezzlement, but the case was dismissed after prosecutors discovered new evidence, the mayor’s suit against the investigator was dismissed because she was absolutely immune from claims she presented or conspired ...

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Plaintiff awarded $300K in case related to 2015 traffic stop — $300,000 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Civil rights Injuries alleged: Broken tooth, scar above eyebrow, facial scrapes, fear, indignation and emotional trauma; violation of Fourth Amendment; false arrest, excessive use of force and unlawful search of person and car Name of case: Cromartie ...

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