Juan Rivera’s Coerced False Confession

Juan Rivera’s attorneys at Loevy & Loevy appreciate the New Yorker Magazine writing again about Mr. Rivera’s fight for justice after the Waukegan Police secured a false confession from him by using a highly problematic, coercive interrogation technique linked to numerous other false confessions around the country. In highlighting Mr. Rivera’s recent $20 million wrongful… Read More

Loevy & Loevy Names Roshna Bala Keen Partner at the Firm

Loevy & Loevy is pleased to announce that Roshna Bala Keen has been named a partner at the firm. Roshna joined Loevy & Loevy in 2008 and concentrates her practice on wrongful convictions and police misconduct. Her winning track record has earned her a reputation in the legal community as a zealous advocate for justice. She has won numerous… Read More

Books for Incarcerated Youth

This summer a newly established organization called Liberation Library is launching a life-changing program designed to provide books to youth who are incarcerated in Illinois prisons. Through fundraising and private donations, Liberation Library is gathering an inventory of books to mail to Illinois Department of Justice pilot program youth facilities in Kewanee, Perre Marquette, and… Read More

Tracking Police Shootings

It is heartening to see reports of the recent decrease in police involved shootings in Chicago.   With high profile police shootings capturing the media’s attention and horrific police shooting stories capturing the nation’s heart, it is encouraging to have some better news to report – especially coming from Chicago, a city with such a checkered… Read More

SEC Takes Whistleblower Protections Very Seriously; Corporations Should Too

The media routinely reports SEC whistleblower settlements and the agency has not been shy to boast about its accomplishments. The leaders of the SEC have been extremely vocal about its zero tolerance policy for securities law violations. In fact, the SEC Whistleblower Program is one of the U.S. Government’s most aggressive whistleblower programs. Yet, despite… Read More

Nation’s Longest-Ever Wrongfully Imprisoned Man Sues Cops Who Allegedly Framed Him

Ricky Jackson Spent 39 Years in Prison for Crimes He Did Not Commit CLEVELAND, May 19, 2015 – After spending more time wrongly imprisoned than any other person in U.S. history, today Ricky Jackson filed suit against the City of Cleveland and the police who allegedly framed him. In 1975 at the age of 18,… Read More

Tony Robinson: the DA’s Disappointing Refusal to Indict a Police Officer

How many times can we as a country watch the same heart-wrenching narrative play out:  police officer shoots an unarmed black man; video depictions and eyewitness accounts horrify and enrage us; we watch, screaming aloud what is so obvious from the videos and witness descriptions – that they didn’t have to kill him; and the… Read More

An Elected Police Accountability Board?

Although the media has only recently started paying more attention, police brutality is not a new phenomenon. Nor is police misconduct, excessive force, unjustified police shootings, or racial discrimination by police officers. What is new are some of the efforts to hold the police accountable for unjustified violence. Efforts to impose police accountability have included… Read More

Police Body Cameras: Effective Tool To Stop Police Misconduct?

With media attention focusing on police violence, many cities are looking to expand the use of police body cameras. Cities using body cameras hope that recording officers’ encounters with suspects will curb police brutality, make officers accountable for their excessive force, and provide everyone with more information about what happened. But the use of police… Read More

The Era of Mass Incarceration

In one of her first speeches of the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton spoke of ending the “era of mass incarceration” and furthered the spotlight on the troubling issue of over-incarceration in this country.  Tony Newman, of the Huffington Post, recently noted that “America is the number one jailer in the planet, with under five… Read More