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Section 1983 Lawsuit Against Eastman YDC Results in $3 Million Settlement

October 26, 2013
A former juvenile offender has reached a $3 million settlement with Georgia state officials in a Section 1983 Civil Rights lawsuit brought after an alleged assault at a detention facility. On July 9, 2011, 16-year-old R.N. was six months away from release at the Eastman Youth Development Campus, where he was serving a three-year sentence […]

Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed by Man Shot by Police During a Routine Traffic Stop

October 19, 2013
Last November, after being pulled over at a routine traffic stop, a Pittsburgh man was shot four times by police officers. Now paralyzed, the man has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit this month in U.S. District Court against the City of Pittsburgh, police leaders, and three officers. The lawsuit alleges assault, use of excessive […]




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