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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 ...
Wayward Prosecutors Go Unpunished as Prison Time for Victims Piles Up by by Brooke Williams & Shawn Musgrave Massachusetts prosecutors have violated defendants’ rights to a fair trial regularly and without punishment, even as wrongfully convicted victims of tainted prosecutions have spent years in prison before being freed, decades of ...
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 ...
Federal Death Penalty Case in Georgia Unravels, Triggering Investigation of Prosecutors by Derek Gilna A rare federal death penalty case in Georgia failed, costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, and derailed the careers of two federal prosecutors, both of whom are no longer employed by the U.S. Attorney's Office ...
Former Michigan AG Found Guilty of Stalking Gay Man by In August 2012, a federal jury in Detroit found Andrew Shirvell, a homophobic former Michigan assistant attorney general, guilty of stalking, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and invasion of privacy, in a civil suit brought by Chris Armstrong, the ...
Pennsylvania Arrest for Videotaping Cops Denied Qualified Immunity by Mark Wilson A Pennsylvania federal court held that police were not entitled to qualified immunity for "entering a family's home and arresting its owner for doing nothing more than attempting to videotape the officers' overreaction on her own property." Kia Gaymon, ...
Article • August 11, 2016
Chicago Driver Awarded $319,464 for Police Red Light Violation Crash by Mark Wilson An Illinois jury awarded a Chicago man $319,464 for injuries he sustained when a Chicago police officer ran a red light, t-boning his vehicle. On October 26, 2005, Melvin Conway, 43, was driving home from the Chicago, ...
Man Nearly Executed, Awarded $14M after Exoneration by A former death row inmate who came within weeks of being executed was awarded $14 million by a federal jury in New Orleans after being cleared of his murder conviction. John Thompson, 40, spent 18 years in prison after being convicted of ...
Federal Jury Awards $9 Million to Illinois Man Cleared of Rape He Was Convicted of as Teenager by Alejandro Dominguez, who spent four years in prison for a rape he did not commit, was awarded $9 million by a federal jury after DNA evidence cleared him of the charges. Dominguez, ...
Article • August 5, 2016
Philadelphia Man Awarded $65,000 in Police Assault by A Philadelphia state court jury awarded $65,000 to a man after finding two police officers liable for assault and battery and malicious prosecution. At issue was the April 2, 2013, arrest of Phillip Easley, 30, who walked to a store and offered ...
HRDC Represents Former Illinois Prisoner in Wrongful Conviction Suit by Derek Gilna Over the years, Prison Legal News and its parent non-profit organization, the Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC), have filed dozens of censorship lawsuits against state prison systems and county jails, as well as numerous public records suits. [See: ...
$7,000 Settlement after Second Circuit Reverses Dismissal of New York Prisoner’s Suit by Derek Gilna In 2007, prisoner Aaron Willey filed a pro se federal civil rights lawsuit against guards employed by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, alleging harassment, inadequate nutrition, theft of legal documents, ...
Article • July 29, 2016
New York Man Falsely Charged with Crimes Awarded $560,000 by A New York federal jury awarded $560,000 in compensatory and punitive damages against police officers in a civil rights action brought by a man who had previously been acquitted of drug and firearm charges.  The second Circuit Court of Appeals ...
Gell v. Town of Aulander, NC, Settlement, Malicious Prosecution Wrongful Conviction, 2009 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA CAROLINA DIVISION NORTHERN DIVISION 2:05-CV-21-FL(1) CASE NO.: 2:05-CV-21-FL(1) JAMES ALAN GELL, Plaintiff, v. ) ) ) ) ) TOWN OF AULANDER, AULANDER ) POLICE ...
Greene v. City of New York, NY, Memo & Order, false arrest wrongful conviction, 2010.pdf Case 1:08-cv-00243-RJD-CLP Document 104 Filed 05/12/10 Page 1 of 12 PageID #: 600 Case 1:08-cv-00243-RJD-CLP Document 104 Filed 05/12/10 Page 2 of 12 PageID #: 601 Case 1:08-cv-00243-RJD-CLP Document 104 Filed 05/12/10 Page 3 of ...
America's Top Five Deadliest Prosecutors - How Overzealous Personalities Drive The Death Penalty, Fair Punishment Project, 2015 FAIR PUNISHMENT PROJECT AMERICA’S TOP FIVE DEADLIEST PROSECUTORS: How Overzealous Personalities Drive The Death Penalty JUNE 2016 Last year, a journalist asked Dale Cox, then the District Attorney of Caddo Parish, Louisiana, about ...
Brief • June 7, 2016
Sanders and Phillips v. City of New York, NY, Complaint, false arrest malicious prosecution unlawful detention, 2012 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ...
Brief • June 6, 2016
Filed under: Malicious Prosecution
Deskovic v. City of Peekskill, NY, Approval of Settlement, malicious prosection, 2011
$8,000 Settlement for Medical Maltreatment by BOP; Court Finds Experts Not Required by Derek Gilna Federal prisoner Michael Alan Crooker filed suit under the Federal Tort Claims Act alleging “malicious prosecution, negligence, and medical maltreatment by the United States Marshal’s Service (USMS) and the United States Bureau of Prisons (BOP).” ...
Prosecutorial Oversight, Innocence Project, 2016 Prosecutorial Oversight: A National Dialogue in the Wake of Connick v. Thompson march 2016 The Innocence Project would like to acknowledge and thank the following individuals who contributed to this report and its success: Lawanna Kimbro, Liz Jansky, Emily West, Stephen Saloom, Cookie Ridolfi and ...
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