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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

Larson v. Sanner, et al. (Minnesota), a federal civil rights case resulting from Larson’s wrongful arrest for the 2012 murder of Cold Spring Police Officer, Thomas Decker. Despite the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) announcing that overwhelming evidence definitely establishes that Eric Thomes killed Officer Decker, the Defendants refuse to clear Larson’s name.
Press Conference 11-22-2016
APMReports 4-25-2017
St. Cloud Times 4-9-2018
Star Tribune 4-10-2018
MPRNews 7-3-2018

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 a young boy, in retaliation for Rassier’s public criticism of Sanner’s botched criminal investigation.
ABC5 12-1-2017
SC Times 2-1-2018

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

Flores v. Morris, et al. (Arizona), a federal civil rights case resulting from the murder of Lino Flores, while he was incarcerated in the Arizona State Prison Complex–Eyman. The Defendants acted with deliberate indifference to the safety of inmates, ignored standard operating procedures, and permitted a culture where inmates decided where they would be housed and their movements within the prison.  As a result, Lino was brutally beaten and stabbed to death by another inmate.
Casa Grande Dispatch 8-14-2017

Rogers v. Blake, et al. (North Carolina), a federal civil rights matter that is not yet in litigation, involving Raphael Rogers, who was brutally beaten by police officers during a traffic stop. One of the involved officers was Trooper, Michael G. Blake, of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, who was recently criminally charged for allegedly assaulting Kyron D. Hinton, in an unrelated incident.
The News & Observer 5-24-2018
CBS17 6-7-18

Fleckenstein, et al. v. Crawford, et al. (Pennsylvania), a federal civil rights case alleging that law enforcement and corrections personnel in York County, Pennsylvania, created a foreseeable opportunity for a domestic related murder to occur.
Fox43 6-6-2014
York Dispatch 1-11-2016

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

Nelson v. Lott, et al. (Alabama), a federal civil rights case resulting from the death of Randy Nelson, who died after being tasered by a police officer, who was employed by the Athens Police Department, while he was a patient in the emergency department of the Athen-Limestone Hospital, after he refused to take medication.
AL.com 2-24-2016
CBS 2-25-2016
WHNT 1-12-2018

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

Cassaro v. Friedman, et al. (Illinois), a wrongful death case resulting from the death of Randall Bianchi, Ms. Cassaro’s 22-year old son, whose life support was terminated without proper consent in violation of the IL Health Care Surrogate Act (HCSA).

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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