Attorney questions police shooting victim’s paternity

February 17, 2017 in News

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – An attorney defending a former Columbus police officer against a wrongful death lawsuit questions whether the plaintiff is actually the father of the deceased. In a […]

City of Ferguson wants Michael Brown’s juvenile records for wrongful death suit defense

June 20, 2016 in News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The city of Ferguson and other defendants in a wrongful-death lawsuit by Michael Brown’s parents are seeking access to any juvenile records of the black […]

Stun gun death case ruling upheld by appeals court

September 27, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has denied a Mississippi family’s request to reinstate their multimillion dollar wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Cleveland, Miss., and two police officers.

The lawsuit was filed by the family of Jermaine Williams, who died in 2010 after being jolted twice by police stun guns. The family sought $25 million in damages.

Williams, 30, died July 23, 2010, in a confrontation with two officers responding to a call about loiterers…