Police Officer Sued for Shooting Dead an Unarmed Man in a Mental Health Crisis

Suburban Houston police department has a history of excessive violence LEAGUE CITY, TX – The family of Matthew Krupar sued this city and one of its police officers in federal court today over the officer’s December 2019 shooting death of Krupar caught on a neighbor’s security camera [2] [3]. Krupar, 31, was unarmed in front… 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

Framed for Murder at Age 16, Man Sues Police Who Set Him Up

Ian Simmers spent nearly 23 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit SEATTLE, WA – A Kent man today sued Bothell, WA and King County and several of their police officers in federal court for illegally coercing a false murder confession out of him in 1995 when was 16-years-old. That and other false… Read More

Cops Hit with Federal Lawsuit for Falsifying Evidence to Arrest Man for Murder

Joao Monteiro

PROVIDENCE, RI – Four Pawtucket cops and a Department of Health official are accused of falsifying DNA and other evidence that led to the false arrest of an immigrant father of four for a decades-old murder of a ten-year-old girl, according to a federal lawsuit filed here today. City of Pawtucket police officers Susan Cormier,… 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

U.S. Postmaster General Sued by 1199SEIU Over Illegal Policies That Threaten to Disenfranchise Tens of Thousands of Floridians

Lawsuit explains how DeJoy’s policies specifically threaten voters in the swing state FLORIDA – Today, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East (1199SEIU) filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Postmaster General and the United States Postal Service (USPS) over recently implemented policies to effectively disenfranchise tens of thousands of Florida voters. “As we look ahead to November… 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