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29 June 2017

Fault Lines Links – Chicago To Pay $4.9M Settlement In Philip Coleman’s In-custody Death

Apr. 5, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Morning folks, here’s what we’re watching:

  • Chicago has agreed to pay Philip Coleman’s family $4.9 million in settlement of their son’s in-custody death in 2012. A federal judge had previously ruled that Chicago Officers Keith Kirkland and Tommy Walker were liable for excessive force when they dragged Coleman from a jail cell by his arms. Coleman later died in medical care. The investigation into Coleman’s death was re-opened following the release of new surveillance footage. The Independent Police Review Authority had previously cleared the officers involved on any charges.
  • On Monday, the NAACP urged Minneapolis authorities to re-open the Jamar Clark trial and appoint a special prosecutor. In addition, the main witness in the case stated yesterday that Clark did not hit her and that the authorities version of events is fabricated.
  • The Winslow, AZ, officer who shot and killed Loreal Tsingine last week has been identified as Austin Shipley. Tsingine allegedly lunged at Shipley while holding scissors leading him to shoot.
  • The family of John Deming have filed a lawsuit against the San Jose police department over the death of their son last summer. While having a mental episode, 19-year old Deming was shot by officers as he fled a car dealership, when non-lethal measures failed to subdue him.
  • Maryland prosecutors moved to compel Officer Garrett Miller to testify against a fellow colleague in the Freddie Gray trial.
  • The man fatally shot by Butler, NJ, police on Thursday was identified as Dylan Hannah. Police shot him while searching for a robbery suspect. Hannah’s parents claim he was shot four times by officers as he jumped out of his grandparents’ window.
  • Miami-Dade officers shot and wounded Trejo Perez during an attempted traffic stop on Monday night. No further details have been released.
  • A man was shot and killed by Farmington, IL, police on Sunday after a violent physical altercation with a cop.
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