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Granny Tasered In Bed By Police Sues Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY - (AP) An 87-year-old grandmother who was Tasered by police while hooked to an oxygen machine in her bed is suing her Oklahoma hometown. Attorney Brian Dell said Tuesday that he filed the lawsuit June 21 on behalf of his client, Lona Varner. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers...

Seventh Lawsuit Filed Over Arizona Immigration Law

PHOENIX - (AP) A seventh challenge to Arizona's tough new immigration crackdown says training materials designed to teach police officers how to enforce the law give "vague and ill-defined factors" as reasons to question someone's legal status. Officers aren't supposed to use a...

AP Probe: Nearly $1B In NYC Police Lawsuit Payouts

NEW YORK - (AP) The fiancee and friends of an unarmed man killed in a 50-bullet police shooting on his wedding day said they wanted justice. The legal system gave them money more than $7 million. The city did what it has done time and time again: pay. Nearly $1 billion. . . . Full version available to...

Dad Of Gas-Soaked Stun Gun Victim Sues Pennsylvania Police

PITTSBURGH - (AP) The father of a Pennsylvania man who had soaked himself in gasoline during a domestic dispute is suing the Pennsylvania State Police because his son caught fire and died when a trooper used a stun gun to subdue him. Shawn Mohney's federal civil rights suit filed Tuesday says. ....

Wrongfully Convicted New York Man Wins $6.5 Million Settlement

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - (AP) A New York man who wrongfully served 16 years in prison has won a $6.5 million settlement. Jeffrey Deskovic was released from prison in 2006 after DNA linked the 1989 murder of a Peekskill High School classmate to another man. He was exonerated at age 33. Deskovic filed a lawsuit...

In Lawsuit, Escorts Say Utah Law Makes Acting Sexy Illegal

SALT LAKE CITY - (AP) Two escort services have filed a federal lawsuit to halt a Utah solicitation law they fear could lead to the arrest of strippers or escorts who are simply acting sexy. Utah defines solicitation as a person agreeing to sex in exchange for money. A new law that went into effect. ...