Philly Jury Awards $10 Million In Wrongful Arrest Case
On Thursday, Philadelphia jurors awarded Khanefah Boozer who was wrongly imprisoned for more than three years based on the officer’s false testimony.
Boozer was held in jail on $500,000 bail as he awaited trial for allegedly firing a gun at Officer Ryan Waltman.
Boozer’s attorney, Robert Levant, said the verdict was “a message that should be heard loud and clear … that this will not be tolerated.”
Waltman, a 10-year veteran of the police force remains employed with a salary of about $75,000, according to payroll records.
AT&T Confirms It Paid Michael Cohen For Consulting On Time Warner Deal
AT&T confirmed on Thursday that the company hired Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to advise with its purchase of Time Warner among other issues.
Cohen was also hired to advise the company on Federal Communications Commission regulation and tax reform, an AT&T spokesperson told CNN.
The Washington Post reported earlier Thursday that AT&T documents pertaining to the consulting deal indicated Cohen would “focus on specific long-term planning initiatives as well as the immediate issue of corporate tax reform and the acquisition of Time Warner.” Part of that time would be used for “legislative policy development” and “regulatory policy development.”
Police Officer Chokes Young Black Man Who Took His Sister To Prom Outside Waffle House
In a video posted to Facebook, an officer in a tactical vest can be seen pushing a young African-American man in formal attire against a wall, choking him and then hurling him on the ground in front of a Waffle House.
“Get your hands off me”, the man repeatedly shouts.
The town of Warsaw, North Carolina’s chief of police told the Raleigh News & Observer that his department was investigating the incident, as was district attorney Ernie Lee.
Anthony Wall, 22, had taken his 16-year-old sister out for food after she attended prom and got into an argument with Waffle House employees.
“I was pretty much trying to scream for air and trying to breathe because he was holding my throat and that’s when I got aggressive with him because you are choking me,” Wall said.
He was charged with resisting arrest and with disorderly conduct relating to his altercation with the restaurant staff.