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Article • August 7, 2017
Filed under: Strip Searches, Bail
$7,500,000 Class-Action Settlement for Illegal Strip-Searches in Camden, NJ by Joe Watson by Joe Watson A class-action, Fourth Amendment lawsuit originally filed by Laverne Hicks and Michael Velez, two New Jersey men who had each been stopped by state police for alleged traffic violations and subsequently strip-searched and jailed by ...
Article • July 20, 2017
Guilty Plea Does Not Foreclose Oregon DNA Testing Request; No Credibility Findings at Appointment of Counsel Stage by Mark Wilson by Mark Wilson The Oregon Court of Appeals reversed a lower court's refusal to appoint counsel on a request for DNA testing, twice. The court instructed that a guilty plea ...
Brief • July 12, 2017
Payne v. County of Cook, IL, Amended Complaint, Illegal Police Search, 2016 Case: 1:15-cv-03154 Document #: 120 Filed: 04/12/16 Page 1 of 49 PageID #:782 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION ORANGELO PAYNE, Plaintiff v. ) ) ) ) COUNTY OF COOK, ...
Brief • July 12, 2017
Payne v. County of Cook, IL, Judgment, Illegal Police Search, 2016 1:15-cv-03154 ILND 450 (Rev.Case: 10/13) Judgment in a Civil ActionDocument #: 155 Filed: 12/09/16 Page 1 of 1 PageID #:1075 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS Orangelo Payne, Plaintiff(s), Case No. 15 cv ...
Brief • July 12, 2017
Lipford v. City of Chicago, IL, Amended Complaint, Illegal Police Search, 2016 Case: 1:15-cv-06988 Document #: 45 Filed: 01/21/16 Page 1 of 8 PageID #:172 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION MICHAEL LIPFORD, Plaintiff, v. 15 CV 6988 CITY OF CHICAGO, G. ...
Young v. County of Cook, IL, Settlement, Strip Searches, 2017 Case: 1:06-cv-00552 Document #: 858-1 Filed: 05/11/17 Page 1 of 6 PageID #:17034 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT This Settlement Agreement ("Settlement Agreement") is signed and effective as ofMay 9, 2017, by Illinois National Insurance Company, the Insurance Company of t.he State of ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Filed under: DNA Testing/Samples
Texas Forensic Science Commission Addresses Problem with DNA Testing Protocols by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke The mission of the Texas Forensic Science Commission (TFSC) is to set standards for the use of scientific evidence in the state’s criminal justice system. In investigating the proper standards for DNA testing during ...
National Police Accountability Project - CLE Seminar Brochure, DC, 2017 Name:_____________________________________ Firm: _____________________________________ Address:___________________________________ City:_______________ State:___ Zip:___________ Phone:_____________ E-mail_________________ Please bill my: [ ] Visa [ ] MC [ ] Discover Card #_____________________________________ Expiration Date: _____________________________ CVV Code: ______________________________ Signature: __________________________________ [ ] Check enclosed (Please make check payable to: ...
Article • June 14, 2017
Federal Court Orders Missouri Police to Answer Questions, Produce Documents in False Arrest Lawsuit by On April 10, 2014, United States District Court Judge Carol E. Jackson, sitting in the Eastern District of Missouri, issued an order requiring the police defendants in a false arrest civil rights lawsuit to answer ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Filed under: Evidence, Videotaping
Kentucky: Disciplinary Proceeding Reversed for Failure to Review Video Footage by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On May 20, 2016, a Kentucky Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, held that a prisoner has the right, upon request, to have video surveillance footage reviewed and considered by the hearing officer ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Filed under: Visitor Searches
Maine State Prison Rescinds Bra-removal Policy for Female Visitors by When Air Force veteran Stacy Venable arrived at the Maine State Prison on February 11, 2017 to visit her nephew as she had several times a year for the past seven years, she was ushered through a metal detector as ...
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
Filed under: Police Searches
Cabbil v. McKenzie, AL, Brief of Appellants, Home Search, 2014 No. 14-12661-A UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT ____________________________________________________________ Chalanda Cabbil, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants v. Kevin McKenzie, et al., Defendants-Appellees ___________________________________________________________ Appeal from the United States District Court Northern District of Alabama Honorable L. Scott Coogler, United ...
Brief • May 17, 2017
Hernandez v. Montanez, MA, Amended Complaint, Visitation Strip Search, 2013 Case 1:12-cv-11062-FDS Document 47-1 Filed 06/04/13 Page 1 of 10 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS __________________________________________ ) ZENAIDA HERNANDEZ, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) MARIA E. MONTANEZ, MARK A. VERDINI, ) Civil Action No. 12-11062-FDS ...
Brief • May 17, 2017
Frasier v. Evans, CO, Recommendation, Video of Excessive Force, 2017 Case 1:15-cv-01759-REB-KLM Document 63 Filed 03/03/17 USDC Colorado Page 1 of 40 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Civil Action No. 15-cv-01759-REB-KLM LEVI FRASIER, Plaintiff, v. CHRISTOPHER L. EVANS, Denver Police Officer, #05151, CHARLES C. ...
Brief • May 16, 2017
Detroit Free Press v. Department of Justice, USA, Amicus Brief, FOIA Booking Photos, 2016 No. 16-706 IN THE Supreme Court of the United States DETROIT FREE PRESS, INC., Petitioner, V. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Respondent. On Petition For A Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the ...
Brief • May 16, 2017
Filed under: Employee Searches
Myrdal v. District of Columbia, DC, Opinion, Employee Searches, 2008 Case 1:05-cv-02351-RCL Document 75 Filed 02/25/08 Page 1 of 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ____________________________________ ) MARILYN SEABROOKS MYRDAL, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) Civil Action No. 05-2351 (RCL) ) DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ...
Brief • May 16, 2017
Corris v. Koenigsmann, NY, Order, Failure to Treat Hep C, 2016 Case 9:15-cv-01205-GTS-TWD Document 38 Filed 05/06/16 Page 1 of 5 UNITED STATES DISTRlCT COURT "KORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ADAM CORRIS, Plaintiff; -against- STIPULATION A~D ORDER OF DISCONTINUANCE PURSUANT TO RULE 4l(A) CARL J KOENIGSMANN, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Ninth Circuit: Warrantless Probationary Cell Phone Search Unconstitutional by The Ninth Circuit Court of Ap­peals has held that a warrantless, suspicionless search of a probationer’s cell phone violated the Fourth Amendment, and that evidence discovered during the search must be suppressed. Paulo Lara was on probation for a California drug ...
Article • May 1, 2017
Behind bars, beyond means: the crushing expense of loving someone in prison by Lisa Riordan Seville by Lisa Riordan Seville and Zara Katz, The Guardian When Kristal Bush’s mother nearly went broke from the expense of visiting her son in prison, Kristal saw an opportunity to connect Philadelphia families to loved ...
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