Death in Custody

The family of Javier Ambler, a Black man who died in the custody of Williamson County, Texas, sheriff’s deputies in 2019 sued the county, alleging its officers were encouraged to “perform their jobs recklessly to produce more ‘entertaining’ video” for a since-canceled reality television program called Live PD. Body camera footage showed that as officers restrained him, Ambler repeatedly told them: “I can’t breathe.”

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Red Light RICO

A federal RICO class action claims that Safespeed and its agents, the City of Oakbrook Terrace, and public officials in Northern Illinois conspired to “corruptly use[] red-light cameras” to “generate millions of dollars in revenue … and thereafter used bribes to protect the money machine from calls for legislation” to ban red-light cameras.

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