The Kansas Highway Patrol must stop using a tactic known as the “Kansas Two-Step” to detain out-of-state drivers long enough to find a reason to search their vehicles for illegal drugs, a federal judge has ruled.
The appeals court sided with a police officer accused of arresting a man as retaliation for using his First Amendment right to free speech.
Both the City of St. Louis and a woman who sued the municipality for the seizure of her truck saw their appeals fail in front of the 8th Circuit.
A Black teacher and musician who says members of a white nationalist hate group punched, kicked and beat him with metal shields during a march through Boston last year has sued the organization.
Jackson County jurors awarded $950,000 to a seventh grader who claimed she was fondled by an adult after class at her middle school.
Amazon agreed Wednesday to pay civil penalty to settle FTC allegations it violated a child privacy law and deceived parents by keeping for years kids' voice and location data recorded by its popular Alexa voice assistant.
A former suburban St. Louis police officer is accused of handcuffing a man so the officer’s brother could beat him.
The family of a man killed by police officers in Independence filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit Thursday, accusing the officers of shooting the man without justification.
In a case handled in part by a Missouri-licensed attorney who also practices in California, a Los Angeles County jury delivered a $45 million verdict to the family of special needs twins who sued over a classroom aide’s repeated use of hand sanitizer on open cuts to “inflict pain and obtain behavioral compliance,” according to the lawsuit.
Adrian Smith was incarcerated at the Reynolds County jail from Sept. 26, 2018, until his death on Nov. 19, 2018. He had a history of serious mental illness and suicide attempts.
The Kansas Highway Patrol uses a tactic dubbed the “Kansas two step” to search vehicles — often from other states — when there is often no legitimate cause for the search, according to a lawsuit being heard this week in federal court.
The 8th Circuit ruled on April 26 that a Kansas City coffee-shop owner missed his chance to seek punitive damages after winning a nominal award against a police officer who searched his stores.
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