He admitted to having a gun and could have, at a minimum, been charged with felony unlawful use of a gun by a felon. After a jury acquitted a woman of having assaulted her elderly mother at a nursing home, she sued the arresting officer and a number of other defendants for false arrest. The officer's subjective motivation for making the arrest was irrelevant. The force used in making the arrest was also found to be minimal and not excessive. After a person was murdered and several others were shot, a man was arrested without a warrant, on suspicion of involvement in these crimes. Because the officer had probable cause to arrest the plaintiff for the traffic offense, which she conceded she committed, her arrest, even though it was on a different charge, did not violate the Fourth Amendment. Rejecting her false arrest claim, a federal appeals court found that the offense of refusing to sign the ticket was complete upon her initial refusal, as the law does not require knowledge of the requirement for a violation, and her subsequent agreement to sign, after being informed of the law, did not remove the probable cause based on her initial refusal. He had not been involved in the investigation, and was too far back to hear the conversation, only entering the apartment after seeing the arresting officer do so, and out of concern for that officer's safety. Staying in the park overnight when it was closed would have violated local law, and the officer did not know that the man allegedly had a personal ritual of returning to the park to read the Bible or placing a wet cloth on his forehead preparatory to that reading.
A state-by-state review of court cases pertaining to workplace rights.
Source: AP, Mercury News Date: April 11, 2011 A California farm company is paying ,500 to settle a federal sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed on behalf of a teenage vegetable packer.
Source: EEOC, EEOCDate: April 8, 2011 Adam Brothers Farming, Inc., a farm in Santa Maria, Calif., that harvests and cans vegetables, will pay ,500 and furnish other relief to settle a federal sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of a teen Latina female, the agency announced today.
The plaintiff then sought class action certification that the city had a policy or practice authorizing officers to detain persons arrested without a warrant for up to 72 hours before permitting the arrestee to appear before a judge. He then activated his emergency lights, pulling behind her. A pursuit ensued, and only ended after another officer pulled his car in front of the motorist.
The city made a Rule 68 offer of judgment granting him relief as to "all claims brought under this lawsuit, which he accepted. A federal appeals court ruled that the officers had at least arguable probable cause to arrest the motorist for obscuring her license plate and trying to elude an officer.