Gross Police Misconduct Put Him Behind Bars for 36 Years.

Now He’s Suing the Cops Who Framed Him. Frederick Weichel was one of the nation’s longest, wrongfully imprisoned people BOSTON, MA – After more than 36 years in prison for a crime he didn’t do, today Frederick Weichel sued the Town of Braintree, MA, Boston and Massachusetts State police who “deliberately and intentionally framed [him]… Read More

One of the Nation’s Longest Wrongfully Imprisoned Men Sues Cops Who Framed Him

Paul Lewis Browning released after 32 years wrongful imprisonment

Paul Lewis Browning, Finally Released Last August, Spent Three Decades on Nevada’s Death Row LAS VEGAS, NV – After 32 years of wrongful imprisonment, most of it on death row, Paul Lewis Browning yesterday sued Las Vegas police who framed him for a 1985 murder-robbery on the city’s strip. Browning was traveling to the East… Read More

Activists, Legal Workers, and Journalists File Federal Lawsuit to Stop Portland-Style Attacks On Civil Rights in Chicago

Live stream of today’s press conference by activists, public officialsand attorneys can be found here:  https://bit.ly/30K0zTW CHICAGO – A broad coalition of #BlackLivesMatter organizations, legal workers, and journalists teamed up with a consortium of civil rights lawyers today to file a federal civil rights lawsuit to restrain President Trump’s promised surge of federal law enforcement… Read More

Falsely Accused of a Murder That Shook Up Small Town, Man Sues Those Who Framed Him

Nicholas McGuffin being released from prison. Photo courtesy of Nicholas McGuffin.

Police fabricated evidence and the lab hid exculpatory DNA, sending Nicholas McGuffin to prison for a crime he didn’t commit PORTLAND, OR – A man wrongfully sent to prison for manslaughter filed a federal civil rights lawsuit today against police and other officials in Coquille, Oregon and surrounding jurisdictions for manufacturing false evidence and hiding… Read More

15-Year-Old Framed by Chicago Det. Reynaldo Guevara Sues City

Demetrius Johnson, center

Exonerating Evidence Found in Secret CPD “Street File” City Has Spent Almost $50 Million and Counting Defending Lawsuits Against Guevara and His Partners CHICAGO – Demetrius Johnson filed a federal lawsuit today laying out evidence that disgraced former Chicago police detective Reynaldo Guevara and the Chicago Police Department framed him for a murder he did… Read More

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

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