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Jury finds for woman over invasive police search

An eight-person federal jury unanimously awarded $300,000 to a woman who sued a former St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department detective for performing an unlawful body-cavity search. Kayla Robinson was awarded $200,000 in compensatory damages and $100,000 in punitive damages after ...

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State highway patrolman prevails in suit after wrongful conviction

A jury has sided with a Missouri State Highway Patrol sergeant accused of suppressing exculpatory evidence in the case of Brad Jennings, who was convicted of killing his wife and later found to have been wrongfully convicted. On Feb. 25, ...

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8th Circuit dismisses Ferguson-related, civil-rights suit

Suppose you’re walking in the middle of the street. A police vehicle abruptly pulls right in front of you at an angle, blocking your path. Is that a seizure, under the Fourth Amendment? No, a majority of the full 8th ...

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