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Brief • May 22, 2017
Fields v. City of Philadelphia, PA, Amicus Brief, False Arrest Video On-Duty Police, 2016 Case: 16-1651 Document: 003112450483 Page: 1 Date Filed: 10/31/2016 Nos. 16-1651 (lead), 16-1650 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT _________________ AMANDA GERACI, Plaintiff-Appellant v. CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, et al., Defendants-Appellees _________________ ...
Brief • May 19, 2017
Marom v. City of New York, NY, Order on Reconsideration, Police Misconduct and Overdetention, 2016 Case 1:15-cv-02017-PKC-SN Document 66 Filed 07/29/16 Page 1 of 10 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK -----------------------------------------------------------x YOTAM MAROM, MIRIAM ROCEK, and DON FITGERALD, Plaintiffs, -against- 15-cv-2017 (PKC) MEMORANDUM AND ORDER ON ...
Brief • May 17, 2017
Maynor v. Morgan County, AL, Def Response to Mot Contempt, Jail Food, 2017 FILED Case 5:01-cv-00851-AKK Document 136 Filed 03/17/17 Page 1 of 21 2017 Mar-17 PM 04:10 U.S. DISTRICT COURT N.D. OF ALABAMA IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA NORTHEASTERN DIVISION JOHNNY MAYNOR, ...
Fields v. City of Chicago, IL, Amended Complaint, Wrongful Conviction, 2010 Case: 1:10-cv-01168 Document #: 105 Filed: 10/27/10 Page 1 of 37 PageID #:646 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION NATHSON E. FIELDS, Plaintiff, ) ) ) v. ) ) CITY OF CHICAGO; ) COUNTY OF ...
Fields v. City of Chicago, IL, Verdict 2, Wrongful Conviction, 2014 VERDICT FORM - Fields v. O'Callaghan, Case No. 10 C 1168 We, the jury, award the plaintiff, Nathson Fields, compensatory damages in the amountof$ f!J oo~, oo ~~ ~W~ d~~ We, the jury, award the plaintiff, Nathson Fields, punitive ...
Fields v. City of Chicago, IL, Verdict, Wrongful Conviction, 2014 VERDICT FORM - Fields v. City of Chicago, et al., Case No. 10 C 1168 We, the jury, find as follows on the claims of the plaintiff, Nathson Fields, against the defendants, the City of Chicago, David O'Callaghan, Joseph Murphy, ...
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 10, 2017
Davis and Northrop v. Clark County, WA, Amended Complaint, Wrongful Incarceration, 2013 Case 3:12-cv-05765-RJB Document 22 Filed 06/07/13 Page 1 of 24 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA 7 8 9 LARRY DAVIS individually, and ALAN NORTHROP individually, v. 11 ...
Article • April 3, 2017
Detroit's Hidden Crack Casualties by Aaron Miguel Cantú by Aaron Miguel Cantú, The Intercept Clara Hill is certain the boys didn’t kill anybody. She has known since she was 14 years old – almost three decades ago. But when she tried to tell police the truth, she says, they hurt ...
Article • March 28, 2017
Jon Burge, Torturer of Over 100 Black Men, Is Out of Prison After Less Than Four Years by Flint Taylor Chicago’s notorious former police commander is released from prison. A human rights lawyer representing police torture victims responds. by Flint Taylor, In These Times Today, former Chicago police commander Jon Burge, ...
Article • March 28, 2017
Filed under: Police Misconduct, Costs
Police Misconduct Lawsuits Cost Taxpayers, Not Cops, Millions by by RT From big cities to small towns, American taxpayers are footing the bill for police gone rogue. When an officer or department is sued for police brutality or an in-custody death, the municipality is the one to pay up. And it’s ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Filed under: Police Misconduct
Local Police Department Disbanded in Wake of Speed Trap Embezzlement Scheme by Christopher Zoukis Although the short stretch of I-75 that runs near Arlington Heights, Ohio is toll-free, many unwitting motorists have paid for the privilege of passing through that area. The small village of 800, referred to as a ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Chicago Pays $4.95 Million to Family of Prisoner Who Died After Police Beating by Lonnie Burton In April 2016, the City of Chicago agreed to pay $4.95 million to the estate of a man who was brutally beaten by police officers while in custody in 2012. The settlement came after ...
Article • February 21, 2017
$340,000 Awarded to Man Chicago Detective Falsely Claimed had Confessed to Murder by Leonard Robinson was arrested by Chicago police for battery. That charge was eventually dropped, but while he was held in jail for two days, then charged with killing his girlfriend's three-year-old son forty-one months earlier. He remained ...
$13 Million Ohio Wrongful Conviction Verdict Upheld by Sixth Circuit by On December 2, 2014, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed a district court jury verdict which awarded $13 million to a man who spent 12 years in prison for a murder conviction later overturned for malicious prosecution ...
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 ...
Article • February 8, 2017 • from PLN February, 2017
Massachusetts Sheriff Offers Prisoner Labor to Build Trump’s Border Wall by A Massachusetts sheriff made a personal offer to President Donald Trump shortly before Inauguration Day that drew swift condemnation from civil rights advocates. On January 5, 2017, Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, a Republican, announced that he would make ...
Article • February 8, 2017 • from PLN February, 2017
Arizona: Police Lieutenant Gets Special Treatment During DUI Jail Sentence by Mesa, Arizona police lieutenant Rick Van Galder apparently thought he deserved special treatment after his DUI arrest – and he got it. Van Galder was stopped by rookie officer Gonzalo Dominguez on February 12, 2016 after a concerned citizen ...
A Story of Racial Bias, the Absence of Mercy, and a Death in Prison by By Equal Justice Initiative Forty-five years after Phillip Chance traveled from his home in Detroit, Michigan to visit family in rural Choctaw, Alabama, he died in an Alabama prison. During that visit in 1971, 15-year-old Phillip ...
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