Parents of Cedric Lofton Demand Immediate Access to Video Showing Their Teenage Son’s Death in Custody

WICHITA, KS – Relying on the Kansas Open Records Act, Sarah Harrison and Chad Lofton, the parents of Cedric Lofton, demanded transparency into the death of their 17-year-old son. Cedric died from injuries sustain while in custody at the Juvenile Intake Assessment Center in Wichita, Kansas. Earlier today, civil rights attorneys Andrew M. Stroth, Matt… Read More

Ronald Watts’ Victim Sues for City’s Report

COPA and CPD continue to hide details about its investigation in violation of the Freedom of Information Act CHICAGO – The City’s long-running Sgt. Ronald Watts scandal took a new turn today as one of his victims sued the city for its failure to release its own full report on the Chicago police officers who… Read More

Jon Burge torture survivor Keith Walker,
wrongly imprisoned three decades,
sues the Midnight Crew, City & top cops

Walker was finally released after spending more than half of his life locked up for crimes he didn’t commit This morning Chicago police torture survivor Keith Walker sued the City of Chicago and a host of top cops who were part of disgraced Commander Jon Burge’s infamous “Midnight Crew” for torturing him and framing him… Read More

Jon Burge Torture Survivor Sues Daley, Top Cops and Prosecutors

Jackie Wilson lost 36 years of his life due to brutal & corrupt cops says new federal suit CHICAGO – A four-decade saga of police rampage, torture, cover-up and perjury reached a new chapter this morning when one of Chicago’s most prominent police torture survivors, Jackie Wilson, sued former Mayor Richard M. Daley and a… Read More

State Police Killed Black Man After Traffic Stop for “Broken Taillight,” Suit Says

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN – A year after he was shot dead by Indiana State Police in a traffic stop here, the family of Malcolm Williams filed suit in federal court today saying police killed him in front of his pregnant partner while he was not resisting or posing a threat to officers. Indiana State Police Officer… Read More

Man Sues Chicago Cops Who Framed Him for Murder at Age 17

After notorious Chicago Police detective Kriston Kato faked evidence, Bernard Williams spent 23 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit CHICAGO – Bernard Williams was a 17-year-old student at what is now Near North Career Metropolitan High School, working in his family’s store, when Chicago police conspired to send him to prison for… Read More

Family Agrees to Record Settlement in Sylville Smith Police Shooting Case

MILWAUKEE – Late yesterday the family of Sylville K. Smith, a young man and father fatally shot by former police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown August 13, 2016, finalized a record $4 million settlement with the City of Milwaukee. It is the largest pre-trial settlement of a police shooting case in Milwaukee and Wisconsin history. In addition… 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