Excessive Force

Attorney: Jail Guards Were Slow to Admit Injuries to Inmate A man who said he was beaten in the Jackson County Jail alleges in a new court filing that corrections officials were slow to tell hospital staff how the man suffered broken ribs, three cracked vertebrae, a collapsed lung, cuts and bruises.
Task Force Examining Work Conditions at Jackson County JailA task force examining problems at the Jackson County Detention Center is focusing primarily on work conditions such as mandatory overtime that might have led to inmate abuse.
Ferguson: Clinton Participates in National Race Discussion, Plaintiffs Join Excessive Force LawsuitProtests continue in Ferguson, but for the third straight night, there were no arrests.
Teen Goes Home After Near-Death Taser ExperienceA 17-year-old Missouri boy who nearly died after being shocked with a Taser during a traffic stop has been released from the hospital where he was being treated for brain damage.
Ex-Cop Found Not Guilty of Excessive ForceEx-Velda City police officer Stan Lee Stanback has been acquitted in federal court of beating two teens and an adult.
Dumpster Diver Sues Maplewood Cop Over ArrestTimothy Peterka of Ballwin says in federal lawsuit filed in St. Louis that he suffered a sprain wrist, cracked ribs and a cut on his chin requiring 11 stitches when he was arrested.
Violent Arrest Leads to Police InvestigationA tape recorded by the man's grandson shows one officer hitting 47-year-old Mario Crump with his baton multiple times after Crump, who was seated, kicked the officer's partner to the ground.
Officer Accused Of Excessive Force Cleared, Sergeant In-Charge RetiresSt. Louis officer Dustin Ries has been cleared of any wrong-doing.
St. Louis Office Had Prior Excessive Force Accusations Officer Dustin Ries was taken off patrol after a video showed him beating a man on New Year's Day.

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