Nevada Attorney General Seeks to Needlessly Endanger Elderly, Mentally Ill Exoneree

AG Aaron Ford’s Office insists that the nation’s longest wrongfully-imprisoned woman must testify in person despite pandemic Cathy Woods was wrongfully imprisoned over 35 years before being exonerated by DNA evidence pointing to a known serial killer RENO, NV – Attorneys for Cathy Woods expressed outrage today and in recent filings that Nevada Attorney General… Read More

Lawsuit Seeks Access to DNA Evidence That May Identify the Innocent

CHICAGO – The Exoneration Project, a Chicago-based organization dedicated to providing legal assistance to the wrongfully convicted, has sued the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. The lawsuit seeks access to DNA “hit notifications,” which may provide information that could identify and free innocent prisoners. A DNA hit… Read More

Protesters File Class Action Suit Against Denver Over Police Violence and Curfew Arrests at Protests

Without Warning, Denver Police Repeatedly Assaulted People with Weapons That Pose Particular Threats During the Pandemic DENVER – The City and County of Denver face a federal, class action lawsuit seeking damages on behalf of all protestors over alleged wrongful curfew arrests and unconstitutional assaults that Denver Police made on peaceful protesters and following the… Read More

The killing of Tony Robinson shows need to drastically reduce police interactions

Tony Robinson, Jr. shortly before being killed by Madison police

By Anand SwaminathanReprinted from the Wisconsin State Journal Tony Robinson was an unarmed, 19-year-old African American shot and killed by a Madison police officer on March 6, 2015. Because of overwhelming evidence that Robinson’s shooting was not justified, the city agreed to a record settlement. Robinson died more than five years ago, but his case… Read More

Without Whistleblowers, Most Bailout Fraud Will Never Be Exposed

Whenever a massive federal spending program is underway, fraudsters seek to divert tax dollars from the program’s intended recipients into their own pockets, sometimes to the tune of millions of dollars.  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020 (CARES Act)—the largest federal stimulus package in U.S. history—is no exception. Some amateurish frauds… Read More

Police Sued for “Execution Style” Killing

Auburn, WA cop has long history of violence, including the alleged unlawful killing of another man last year SEATTLE, WA – The police department and an Auburn, WA police officer with a lengthy record of alleged brutality were sued in federal court here today for allegedly killing an already-subdued man “execution style.” The killing took… Read More

Hinsdale Township High School District 86 Settles Federal Civil Rights & Open Meetings Act Lawsuit

Board of Education Agrees to Critical Reforms CHICAGO – Community members who were physically prevented from making comments critical of Hinsdale High School District 86’s Board of Education’s sweeping curriculum changes during a December 2019 public meeting have reached agreement with the current board. Last night the board voted to approve settlement of the federal… Read More

Mother and Children Separated and Detained in Different States File Lawsuit Challenging Treatment

Family seeks justice from federal government and Chicago-area shelter contractor CHICAGO, IL — A Honduran family seeking asylum at the border has filed a lawsuit against the United States challenging their forced separation, and the harsh and inhumane treatment they suffered. The children were 14- and 5-years old when federal immigration officers—without warning or explanation—separated… Read More

Two Black Men, Railroaded as Teenagers Into Wrongfully Serving Most of Their Adult Lives Behind Bars, Sue Chicago Police

Two Black men who were wrongfully imprisoned most of their adult lives today sued Chicago Police in federal court for fabricating evidence against them and suppressing evidence of their innocence. Each were sentenced to 31 years in maximum security prison and served more than 16 years behind bars. John Fulton and Anthony Mitchell, who were… Read More