Overview: Deputies shot and killed Shane Hayes inside his home. His daughter filed suit against the deputies and the county for excessive force, Fourth Amendment violations, negligent wrongful death and claims against the...more
As noted on our website here, the City of Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”) has a history of misreporting incidents on violent crime, previously classifying beatings and stabbings as “minor assaults.” Now, as the Milwaukee...more
When you are arrested or detained by law enforcement, the law allows policing agencies to use reasonable force to achieve their legal objective — without subjecting you to punishment. If police step over the line of...more
Police officers have a tough job. They have to deal with people at their worst, and they always need to be wary of potential threats and dangers. Because of this stress and given the unique authority they possess, it’s...more
Overview: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that Sonora police officers were entitled to qualified immunity from claims alleging unlawful arrest and use of excessive force on an “out-of-control” juvenile. ...more
Overview: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that Washington state police used excessive force when firing a Taser in dart mode at a passive bystander. The sergeant and four officers had already tased an elderly...more
Arrests often follow a chase, a struggle or even a fight and may require force to subdue a suspect....more
OC WEEKLY - Based on the number of times I see a Lipstick Bounty Hunters vehicle, an employee either resides near someone I visit weekly in Long Beach or perps are routinely busted there.
This OC Weekly website article...more
An Orange County man who was confronted by a group of female bounty hunters in a restaurant last month is accusing the women of injuring him and putting others in danger in an encounter they posted on the Internet.
We are confident that the vast majority of law enforcement officers throughout Wisconsin are hard-working, honest, and upright public servants dedicated to our protection and well-being. Some police officers, however, engage...more
The second day of the Inquest into the death of Derek Williams in Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) custody took place on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 and featured testimony by experts who disagreed regarding the cause and...more
The majority of law enforcement officers throughout Milwaukee and the rest of Wisconsin dedicate their lives to serving and protecting the public. But some officers abuse their power. Police use force regularly to subdue...more
In response to a request from the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") for citizen input as to whether the DOJ should conduct an investigation into a possible pattern and practice of Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD")...more
In recent years, there have been several high profile incidents where Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD") officers have used unreasonable and excessive force against citizens. Perhaps the most famous incident was the beating...more
The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more