Former Akron Police Chief James Nice files federal lawsuit against Akron, mayor, and police chief

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fox8.com—AKRON – Former Akron Police Chief James Nice filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the City of Akron, Mayor Daniel Horrigan, current Police Chief Kenneth Ball and other unnamed city officials. The lawsuit claims the defendants engaged in malicious and highly-public false attacks on Nice’s character and reputation and abused the legal process to force Nice to resign. The lawsuit alleges defamation, invasion of privacy, first and fourth amendment retaliation, abuse of process and use of false...

Man shot with Taser files lawsuit against police department. A Pennsylvania man who was videotaped being tasered by police while sitting on a curb is suing the department for use of excessive force. Attorneys for Sean Williams, 27, filed a lawsuit Monday against the Lancaster Police Department and the officer who fired the Taser, Phillip Bernot, seeking more...