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Brief • April 27, 2017
Zavala v. City of Hopkins, MN, Complaint, Wrong Name Wrongful Arrest, 2016 27-CV-16-2266 Filed in Fourth Judicial District Court 2/19/2016 12:47:29 PM Hennepin County, MN CASE 0:16-cv-00439-SRN-FLN Document 1-2 Filed 02/22/16 Page 7 of 21 STATE OF MINNESOTA DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF HENNEPIN FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Case Type: Civil Rights ...
Brief • April 27, 2017
Zavala v. City of Hopkins, MN, Settlement Agreement, Wrong Name Wrongful Arrest, 2016 GENERAL RELEASE The undersigned, Bartolo Torres Zavala, for the sole consideration of Sixty Seven Thousand, Five Hundred and 00/100 Dollars ($67 ,500.00) paid to him, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, does release and forever discharge ...
Brief • April 27, 2017
Patrick v. City of Chicago, IL, Amended Complaint, Wrongful Conviction False Confessions, 2015 Case: 1:14-cv-03658 Document #: 92 Filed: 05/14/15 Page 1 of 38 PageID #:662 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION DEON PATRICK, Plaintiff, v. CITY OF CHICAGO, ANTHONY VILLARDITA (# ...
Brief • April 27, 2017
Patrick v. City of Chicago, IL, Judgment, Wrongful Conviction False Confessions, 2017 Case: 1:14-cv-03658 Document ILND 450 (Rev. 10/13) Judgment in a Civil Action #: 365 Filed: 04/12/17 Page 1 of 2 PageID #:11230 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS Deon Patrick, Plaintiff(s), Case ...
Brief • April 11, 2017
Kostman and Najjar v. City of New Brunswick, NJ, 2nd Amended Complaint, Excessive Force Wrong Apt, 2012 Case 3:11-cv-00756-JAP-DEA Document 27 Filed 05/15/12 Page 1of18 PagelD: 264 By: Bryan Konoski, Esq. (BK 7563) TREYVUS & KONOSKI, P.C. 305 Broadway, 14th Floor New York, NY 10007 (212) 897-5832 bkonoski@aol.com UNITED STATES ...
Brief • April 11, 2017
Kostman and Najjar v. City of New Brunswick, NJ, Settlement Agreement, Excessive Force Wrong Apt, 2012 SETTLEMENT AGREEJ\lliNT AN]) RELEASE THIS SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE (hereinafter ''Agn:·cment"} is made between JAKE KOSTM. A.J~ and KAREEM NAJJAR their heirs, represl~ntatives, successors and assigns (herdrmfter referred tc1 as ''Plaintiffs''), CITY Of' NEW ...
Brief • March 16, 2017
Nall v. City of Painesville, OH, Complaint, Excessive Force with Taser, 2010 Case: 1:10-cv-02883 Doc #: 1 Filed: 12/21/10 1 of 12. PageID #: 1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO EASTERN DIVISION DAVID LEE NALL, by and through his guardian and next friend, Elizabeth Goodwin, c/o David ...
Article • February 8, 2017 • from PLN February, 2017
Colorado Town to Pay $775,000 for Relying on Bogus Snitch by Derek Gilna As a result of two federal lawsuits brought on behalf of eight plaintiffs, in October 2016 the Colorado town of Trinidad agreed to pay $775,000 to the victims of its police department’s incompetence and over-reliance on a ...
$175,000 in Damages, Attorney Fees Against Sentinel Offender Services by A Georgia state jury awarded $50,000 to a woman for false arrest and imprisonment by Sentinel Offender Services, a private probation company. The award was the outcome in the first trial of more than a dozen lawsuits filed against the ...
Texas: “San Antonio Four” Exonerated after Two Decades by In 1997, Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Cassandra Rivera and Anna Vasquez were convicted of sexually assaulting two young girls. The women came to be known as the “San Antonio Four.” With help from the Innocence Project of Texas, all four were ...
From the Editor by Paul Wright Since we started publishing PLN in 1990, the injustices of the parole system, or that of never-ending punishment and sentences without end, has been an enduring theme. In the 1970s it was prisoners’ rights activists and advocates who called for an end to parole ...
How Union Contracts Shield Police Departments from DOJ Reforms by Adeshina Emmanuel Even when the federal government cracks down on police abuses, collective bargaining agreements often stymie reforms. By Adeshina Emmanuel, In These Times Few were surprised on December 7, 2015, when U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced a civil rights ...
A push to make cops carry liability insurance in Minneapolis by By Carla Murphy, The Chicago Reporter As an advocate for victims of police brutality and their families, Michelle Gross has alternately worked with and needled Minneapolis city officials. During 30 years of activism, Gross has pursued many, if not most, ...
Georgia’s Supreme Court Rules on Private Probation Services by The Georgia Supreme Court held on March 25, 2016 that common law allows for tolling of privately-supervised misdemeanor probation sentences, and that such common law was not abrogated when lawmakers passed the State-Wide Probation Act. The case was before the state ...
Blank UF-250 Form - Stop, Question and Frisk Report Worksheet, NYPD, 2016 Case 1:12-cv-02274-AT-HBP Document 105 Filed 02/14/13 Page 157 of 158 APPENDIX B Blank UF-250 Form 157
AL: Insurance Company Required to Pay $2.3M Award in Wrongful Imprisonment Suit by Lonnie Burton Robert Garland and John Tatum were convicted and sentenced in 1991 on federal drug charges. They were later released when, in 1992, Captain Jerry Newton of the Andalusia, Alabama police department admitted to a fellow ...
Article • October 25, 2016
District Court Dismissal of False Arrest Suit Reversed by Lonnie Burton A suit by a black Canadian woman who was twice arrested upon her entry into the United States may proceed to trial, said a panel of judges of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. That decision reversed a ruling ...
Brief • September 1, 2016
Beecham v. City of West Sacramento, CA, Jury Instructions, officer beating false arrest, 2009
Article • August 25, 2016
Tucson Federal Jury Awards Couple $1.25 Million in False Arrest Case by Lonnie Burton On April 22, 2015, a federal jury sitting in the U.S. District Court in Arizona awarded a Tucson couple a total of $1.25 million after a trial on their claims of false arrest and unconstitutional search ...
Article • August 25, 2016
USDC ED NY Grants Opposition to Quash Depositions in Murder/Rape by A magistrate judge at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York granted in November 2011 the Plaintiff’s motion opposing Defenses’ motion to quash deposition notices and notice of subpoena in a civil case resultant ...
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