11 More Suits Filed Against Notorious Police Det. Reynaldo Guevara: Survivors of Chicago Police Brutality & Decades of Wrongful Imprisonment Demand Answers from Mayoral Candidates

Chicago for decades has denied justice to survivors of gross police misconduct, wasting tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to defend indefensible misconduct CHICAGO, March 21, 2023 – Today survivors of extreme Chicago police misconduct gathered at City Hall to demand that both candidates address a central cause of the City’s struggles with policing issues:… Read More

Heirs Win Highest Wrongful Conviction Settlement in KY History

The Estate of William Virgil, Who Was Exonerated in 2017, Reaches Historic $28,000,000 Settlement NEWPORT, KY — Attorneys for the heirs of a man wrongfully incarcerated in maximum security prison for more than 28 years for crimes he didn’t commit today announced Kentucky’s highest-ever settlement for a wrongful case — $28 million. Egregious police misconduct… Read More

County Prosecutors Criminally Charged in Burge Torture Cover-up

Until now, no Cook County prosecutor has ever faced charges for prosecutorial misconduct in a wrongful conviction case Misconduct caused Burge torture survivor Jackie Wilson to be wrongfully imprisoned 36 years CHICAGO – A four-decade saga of police rampage, torture, cover-up and perjury reached a new chapter today when two former Cook County Assistant State’s… Read More

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

$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

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