10 AM Today – Hearing to Determine if All Harith “Snoop” Augustus Videos Should be Released

City is Defying FOIA Law by Refusing to Release Videos This morning a Cook County judge will hold a hearing to determine if the Chicago Police Department should be forced under the Illinois Freedom Of Information Act to release all videos surrounding the controversial July 14th police killing of South Shore barber Harith “Snoop” Augustus,… Read More

Family of Unarmed Black Man, Beaten & Shot in the Back by Police, Sues for Justice

Video poking holes in the police version of events is available here. WICHITA, KS, 8/9/2018 – The family of 24-year-old Matthew Holmes, beaten and shot to death last August by a county sheriff’s deputy, and then beaten further while he lay dying, sued the McPherson and Harvey County, Kansas Sheriff’s Departments, City of Newton, and… Read More

15 Wrongfully Convicted Men Sue City & Crooked Cops Who Framed Them

Lawsuits allege code of silence and come in the wake of the first mass exoneration in Chicago history This morning fifteen men whose convictions were overturned each filed separate lawsuits against the City of Chicago, high-ranking supervisors with the Chicago Police Department (CPD), recently imprisoned former Chicago police sergeant Ronald Watts, and members of Watts’… Read More

Activist Who Helped Force Release of Laquan McDonald Video Sues for All Videos of Harith “Snoop” Augustus Shooting

CPD is refusing to release any further videos despite releasing its version of events and a partial edited video. CHICAGO – Civil rights activist William Calloway this morning sued the Chicago Police to compel the public release of all videos of the July 14th police shooting of South Shore barber Harith “Snoop” Augustus. CPD has… Read More

Jury awards $17 million to man framed by Chicago cops for 1988 murder

Jacques Rivera spent 21 years wrongfully imprisoned after he was framed by notorious Chicago Detective Reynaldo Guevara. Jacques Rivera hunched forward at the courtroom table Friday and pressed his forehead to the fingertips of his folded hands, whispering a prayer as the jury filed in. When the verdict was read — more than $17 million… Read More

Alamosa County Woman Wrongly Imprisoned a Decade, Sues Cop Who Framed Her for Murder

Krystal O’Connell lost her 17-month-old son in accidental death while cared for by a babysitter, then suffered the additional trauma of wrongful imprisonment DENVER – An Alamosa County woman who was wrongly imprisoned for a decade after her infant died in an accident, today filed a suit in federal court against the cop and caseworker… Read More

Another Man Sues Former Chicago Cop Guevara & City After Being Wrongfully Imprisoned For Almost 20 Years

Ariel Gomez was 17 years old when he was beaten and framed By Chicago Det. Reynaldo Guevara & colleagues CHICAGO – Ariel Gomez was a 17-year-old with no criminal record when he was beaten by notorious Chicago police officer Reynaldo Guevara and framed for a murder he did not commit. The shooting death for which… Read More

Man Sues Worcester, MA Police After Spending 16 Years in Prison Due to Wrongful Conviction

Police Fabricated Witness Identification and Other Evidence to Frame then 26-Year Old for Assault and Burglary After spending almost 16 years wrongfully imprisoned for crimes he didn’t commit, today a Worcester, MA man, Natale “Nat” Cosenza, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Worcester and eight current or former Worcester police officers.… Read More

Victim of Chicago Police Det. Guevara, Wrongfully Imprisoned 22 Years, Sues City

Thomas Sierra was 19-years-old when he was wrongly put behind bars for more than half of his life. CHICAGO – The parade of once-young victims speaking out against gross Chicago police misconduct grew one stronger today as Thomas Sierra, a man who spent more than half his life wrongfully behind bars, sued the City of… Read More

Public outcry kills proposed FOIA law tweak that would’ve hidden police misconduct records

By Maya Dukmasova, Chicago Reader Photo by Rich Hein, Chicago Sun-Times On Monday, April 23, within hours of Democratic state rep Anthony Deluca filing a bill to amend Illinois’s Freedom of Information law, a crescendo of opposition arose from civil rights lawyers and government transparency advocates. The amendment would’ve made misconduct complaints against police officers… Read More