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Eline, et al., v. Town of Ocean City, Maryland, et al. (Maryland), a federal civil rights case filed on behalf of five women who seek to enjoin Ocean City from enforcing an unlawful ordinance that permits men but precludes women from being bare-chested in public for purposes other than breast feeding.
CNN 6-10-2017
The Dispatch 7-2-2018 
USA Today 7-9-2018

Rassier, et al. v. Sanner, et al. (Minnesota), Co-counsel in a federal civil rights case resulting from the unlawful naming of Daniel Rassier as a suspect in the abduction and murder of Jacob Wetterling, a minor boy, in retaliation for Rassier’s public criticism of Sanner’s botched criminal investigation.
ABC5 12-1-2017
SC Times 2-1-2018

Fletcher v. Whittington, et al. (Louisiana), a federal civil rights case resulting from the drug withdrawal death of Collin Fletcher while he was in the custody and care of Bossier Maximum Security Facility.
KSLA 9-13-2017
KTBS 9-13-2017
Shreveport Times 9-14-2017
KEEL 9-14-2017
FingerLakes1 9-14-2017
KALB 9-15-2017

Canady v. John Doe, et al. (Arkansas), a federal civil rights matter that is not yet in litigation, resulting from a police officer shooting an “aggressive” Chihuahua.
KATV 1-5-2019
KARK 1-6-2019
KAIT8 1-7-2019
Inside Edition 1-8-2019
CBS3 Sacramento 1-9-2019

LeMay v. Mays, et al. (Minnesota), Co-counsel in a federal civil rights matter that is not yet in litigation, resulting from the unlawful trespass onto private property, and the unlawful shooting and injuring of two American Staffordshire Terrier dogs – Ciroc and Rocko – who are family pets and therapy dogs.
Fox News 7-10-2017
The Washington Post 7-10-2017
New York Post 7-21-2017

Minguela v. John Doe, et al. (New Jersey), a federal civil rights matter that is not yet in litigation, resulting from a police beating and malicious prosecution of Mr. Edward Minguela. The beating was video recorded. Numerous police officers were present but failed to intervene to protect Mr. Minguela. The frivolous criminal charges remain pending against Mr. Minguela.
LiveLeak
Fox News 2-27-2018
DailyMail.com 2-27-2018
NJ.com 2-28-2018
USA Today 3-17-2018
USA Today 3-5-2018
USA Today 4-19-2018

Hartse v. Murphy, et al. (South Dakota), a federal civil rights matter that is not yet in litigation, resulting from the non-lethal shooting of a mentally ill female, who was armed with a knife, while in a locked bathroom of her home, when an officer arrived to check on her welfare.
Capital Journal 12-10-2016
Capital Journal 1-7-2017
KSFY ABC 7-20-2018

Bletz, et al. v. Corrie (Pennsylvania), a federal civil rights case resulting from a Pennsylvania State Trooper’s unlawful shooting and killing of the Bletz’s family dog who was running away from him.
FOX43 5-2-2014

Nealman v. Maben, et al. (Pennsylvania), a federal civil rights case resulting from the death of Benjamin Nealman, who was improperly supervised by the Defendants, and permitted to commit suicide, while incarcerated at the Mifflin County Correctional Facility.

Fultz v. Rothermel, et al. (Pennsylvania), a federal civil rights case resulting from Fultz’s unlawful employment termination from the Pennsylvania State Police as a result of his being a bisexual male.

Rascon, et al. v. Brookins (#9452), et al. (Arizona), a federal civil rights case involving Jorge E. Sanchez, who died at the hands of police officers employed by the City of Phoenix, Arizona. When the Defendant police officers killed Mr. Sanchez, he had not committed any serious crimes, had not hurt anyone, and did not present as a threat to anyone. The Defendant police officers unlawfully killed Mr. Sanchez by tasering him in the left chest for 53 of 59 seconds, while carotid choking him, and handcuffing and hogtying him.

 

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