Federal Lawsuit Demands Release of People from Cook County Jail to Prevent Coronavirus Deaths

You can find a copy of the lawsuit here. CHICAGO — Late last week in alliance with the Chicago Community Bond Fund, civil rights law firm Loevy & Loevy, Civil Rights Corps, and the MacArthur Justice Center filed an emergency class-action lawsuit against Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart, asking for the immediate release of medically… Read More

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

Board of Education Censored Comments Critical of Its Personnel & Curriculum Changes CHICAGO – Today community members who were physically prevented from making comments critical of Hinsdale High School District 86’s Board of Education’s sweeping curriculum changes in a public meeting filed a federal 1st Amendment and Illinois Open Meetings Act lawsuit against the Board… Read More

Disgraced Cops Held Kids at Gunpoint, Ransacked Apartment, Falsified Search Warrants

Two new suits target City, recently convicted Sgt. Xavier Elizondo and Officer David Salgado, as wider scope of scandal begins to unfold CHICAGO – Irene Simmons, Micaela Cruz, and Ms. Cruz’s minor children sued disgraced Chicago Police Sgt. Xavier Elizondo, former Officer David Salgado, and other members of their tactical team for separate invasions of… Read More

Top DCFS Officials & Psychiatric Hospital Sued For Allowing Gross Abuse of Children

Cook County Public Guardian Leads Suit Against DCFS Officials and Chicago Lakeshore Hospital CHICAGO – Officials and investigators in the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) turned a blind eye to endemic sexual and gross physical abuse inflicted upon children in DCFS custody – some as young as 7-years-old – who were housed… Read More

Why Patrick Baker – an Innocent Man – Deserved a Pardon by Kentucky Gov. Bevin

While prosecutors and politicians spin conspiracy theories about Patrick Baker’s pardon, they completely ignore DNA and other compelling evidence proving his innocence Kentucky State Police officers who wrongly fingered Baker for murder have long histories of alleged misconduct LEXINGTON, KY – Patrick Baker was granted a full pardon on December 11, 2019 by outgoing Governor… Read More

Student Testing Giant “College Board” Sued for Illegally Collecting & Selling Students’ Data

Parent filed a federal class action suit today against the College Board, a ubiquitous student testing organization, for deceptively collecting and selling students’ confidential personal information. While formally a not-for-profit, the College Board takes has approximately $1 billion in annual revenues each year and highly compensates its slew of executives, including its president who received… Read More

Top Burge Associates & City Sued for Torture, Quarter Century of Wrongful Imprisonment

Then 18-year-old Arnold Day was framed by close colleagues of disgraced Cmdr Jon Burge and spent 26 years behind bars for crimes he didn’t commit In a case that epitomizes Chicago’s decades-long legacy of police framing Black youth for crimes they didn’t commit, police perjury, and the destruction of exculpatory evidence, all while allowing serious… Read More

19th Innocent Person Framed by Chicago Detective Reynaldo Guevara Sues City After 16 Years Behind Bars

Guevara and other Chicago police officers used the same jailhouse informant to frame five innocent men CHICAGO – In what has become an avalanche of suits exposing the misconduct of Chicago Police Detective Reynaldo Guevara and the immeasurable harm that he and his colleagues have inflicted on citizens of Chicago, today a 19th person exonerated… Read More

The Arc of My Education Into Wrongful Convictions

I have been representing the criminally accused for nearly fifteen years—the entirety of my legal career. The first four years of my career were as a public defender—representing indigent Chicagoans on appeals of their criminal convictions. This included both direct appeals immediately after their convictions as well as appeals of dismissals of post-conviction or collateral… Read More