NAACP Legal Defense Fund to Supreme Court: Rule on police obligation to administer aid

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Family members of Jason White. White’s estate seeks punitive damages for excessive force, indifference to serious medical needs, and assault and battery. Police Chief Kimberly Jacobs and the city of Columbus are named as defendants for failure to train and supervise. By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent       The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the question of whether police officers are constitutionally obligated to help a person injured during arrest. Officials said the question arises from the case of Jason White, a...

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