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 motion filed Tuesday in federal court in Aberdeen, the Commercial Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2loDXFz) reports that attorney Jeffrey Reynolds stated that Ricky Martin’s relationship to Ricky Ball […]
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 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in 2014 — a request once rejected by a judge after a newspaper and blog […]
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…