Federal judge permits lawsuit of man killed by Kyle Rittenhouse to proceed against City, City officials & Rittenhouse

In an order issued this morning, Judge Lynn Adelman rejected arguments from Defendants—including Kyle Rittenhouse and the City and County of Kenosha. Anthony Huber was one of two men killed by Rittenhouse during demonstrations that occurred in Kenosha, WI in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Milwaukee – Today a federal judge… Read More

DOJ investigation finds that Louisiana’s practice of prisoner overdetention violates 14th Amendment

Yesterday, the Department of Justice issued a report finding that Louisiana’s longstanding practice of overdetaining freed prisoners violates the US Constitution. The DOJ investigation determined that the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (LDOC) “incarcerates thousands of individuals each year beyond their legal release dates in violation of the 14th Amendment of the US… Read More

Class Action Suit Charges DCFS Imprisons Kids in Jails Despite Court Orders for Their Release

DCFS Press Conference

Wrongfully incarcerated kids deprived of urgently needed mental health resources, schooling, and access to families and other loved ones, compounding emotional and physical trauma they’ve already endured CHICAGO – One of the most profoundly damaging scandals in Illinois history is coming to a head with the filing of a federal class action suit this morning… Read More

$45M wrongful conviction verdict, highest in state history, awarded by Ohio jury to wrongfully incarcerated artist

Dean Gillispie with his legal team

Artist and Fairborn, OH resident Dean Gillispie was wrongfully convicted in 1991 after former Miami Township Officer Matthew Scott Moore suppressed exculpatory evidence. Gillispie wrongly served 20 years in prison before being exonerated and later declared a wrongfully imprisoned person by the State of Ohio. DAYTON, OH, 11/21/22 – Minutes ago an Ohio federal jury… Read More

Man Allegedly Framed for Murder by Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Sues County, Cops

Alex Torres with his sister, Sandra Torres

Alex Torres was exonerated after wrongly serving 20 years behind bars LOS ANGELES – A host of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department officers are accused of manufacturing and withholding evidence to frame a then-20-year-old Alexander Torres for murder in a suit filed in federal court here today. Torres ended up being wrongfully incarcerated for 20 years… Read More

First Biometric Privacy Trial Verdict in Illinois Results in $228M Judgment Against BNSF Railway

Richard Rogers and Jon Loevy at a press conference

In the first biometric privacy case to go to trial in Illinois, a jury ruled on October 12, 2022 that BNSF Railway violated the privacy rights of 45,600 truck drivers, with damages entered against BNSF totaling $228 million (each to receive $5k). Lead plaintiff Richard Rogers, representing 45,600 truck drivers, sued BNSF after they violated… Read More

Massachusetts Man Wins $8M Jury Verdict v. City for Police Frame-Up

Natale “Nat” Cosenza Was Wrongfully Imprisoned 16 Years After Worcester, MA Police Fabricated Evidence, Jury Says After spending almost 16 years wrongfully imprisoned for crimes he didn’t commit, yesterday a Worcester, MA man, Natale Cosenza, won an $8 million jury verdict and $30,000 in punitive damages in federal court. The verdict was the result of… Read More

5 University of Kentucky Football Players Sue Over False & Slanderous Charges

LEXINGTON, KY – Current and former University of Kentucky football players filed suit today against a Lexington cop who initiated false charges to frame and defame them after Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity members subjected them to racial slurs and physical assault. Attorneys for the football players say the false charges led to their temporary suspensions… Read More

Blistering COPA Report Points to Wider Chicago Police Scandal Beyond Disgraced Sgt. Ronald Watts

COPA Civilian Office of Police Accountability

Chicago Office of Police Accountability (COPA) Stonewalled Release of Report Until FOIA Suit by Watts’ Victims Report calls one cop’s conduct “blatant contempt for the principles of justice, his oath, and the rule of law.” CHICAGO, IL — A blistering report from the City of Chicago’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) recommending the firing… Read More

More Protesters File Suit Against Denver Over Police Violence At 2020 Protests

Assault by police pepperballs

Without Warning, Denver Police Repeatedly Assaulted Peaceful Protestors with Weapons DENVER – The City and County of Denver this morning face another federal lawsuit seeking damages on behalf of 12 protestors over alleged unconstitutional assaults that Denver Police made on peaceful protesters and following the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in 2020. The… Read More