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Lawsuit Over Polk Inmate's Death Set For Trial

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Lawsuit Over Polk Inmate's Death Set For Trial
Curfew violations aren't supposed to be fatal. But the arrest and subsequent jailing of a 21-year-old bipolar schizophrenic in Polk County proved to be just that.
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Plant City Sued Over 911 Call in Woman's Death

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Plant City Sued Over 911 Call in Woman's Death
The city of Plant City faces a lawsuit in the 2008 death of a Tampa woman who called 911 from inside a car trunk before she was killed. The woman, Jennifer Johnson, 31, was kidnapped Nov. 15, 2008. She spoke with a Plant City 911 operator via a cell phone. Johnson told the operator that she was inside the trunk of her car and didn't know where she was. The call dropped after a minute and 20 seconds. The lawsuit, filed Aug. 19 in Hillsborough Circuit Court, alleges that the operator assured Joh...
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Police Motorcycle Crash Spurs Suit

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Police Motorcycle Crash Spurs Suit
Three women struck by a motorcycle during a Plant City Police Department demonstration on Nov. 18 have filed lawsuits asserting that the city failed to provide safety barriers and seating beyond the vehicle's path of travel. The Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce also is named as a defendant in the lawsuits. The chamber hosted the motorcycle demonstration for its annual leadership program.
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Three Women File Lawsuits After Crash at Plant City Police Motorcycle Demonstration
Three women injured after a Plant City police motorcycle careened into the bleachers where they were sitting filed lawsuits Thursday, alleging they should have been warned of the dangers at the law enforcement demonstration. They're each suing the city and the Plant City Chamber of Commerce. All are seeking compensation for their medical bills and losses.
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Plant City Police Details Motorcycle Crash

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Plant City Police Details Motorcycle Crash
Plant City police Officer Chad Rader was traveling 37 mph on a motorcycle before he crashed into metal bleachers last month, injuring himself and three others, including the police chief. That's according to a crash report released Monday in compliance with a public records request by the St. Petersburg Times.
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K-9 Officer Can't Sue Plant City Over Dog Bite

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K-9 Officer Can't Sue Plant City Over Dog Bite
A bomb-sniffing German Shepherd acquired by the Plant City Police Department after the Sept. 11 attacks became the center of an unusual lawsuit that culminated this week. The lawsuit was filed by the dog's handler, Officer John Stasiak. The dog, whose name is Rex, is from Czech Republic. Before taking charge of the new K-9 recruit, Stasiak had to undergo a rigorous training routing that included learning commands in Czech. As is customary with K-9 teams, Stasiak took the dog home to live with...
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Defending the Sovereign in Subsection 1983 Police Misconduct Cases:  An Overview
The number of cases involving civil rights litigation as a result of alleged police misconduct has grown exponentially within recent years. The plethora of case law arising from this surge of litigation has made civil rights one of the most rapidly expanding areas of the law. This article will provide a brief overview of the law concerning liability of a sovereign in police misconduct cases brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. subsection 1983. The vast number of issues raised in civil rights action...
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