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Top Criminal Defense Attorney Offers Free Consultation: Amarillo Police Department conducts first quality of service survey

Posted on March 28, 2017 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — Folks are able to offer their feedback as the Amarillo Police Department is conducting a new survey. On March 20 the Department launched its first survey to gather input on the quality of service provided by APD. The Department said they survey will also seek input on how APD will focus resources … Continue reading Top Criminal Defense Attorney Offers Free Consultation: Amarillo Police Department conducts first quality of service survey

Police Misconduct: Prosecutor, ‘Bias’ shown by Baltimore officers in Freddie Gray case

Posted on July 27, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

KFDA – NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports Photo courtesy of Amarillo News Channel 10 BALTIMORE (RNN) – The state’s attorney said Wednesday that members of the Baltimore Police Department showed bias and a reluctance to investigate their own in the death of Freddie Gray. Prosecutors dropped the remaining charges against the officers named … Continue reading Police Misconduct: Prosecutor, ‘Bias’ shown by Baltimore officers in Freddie Gray case

Parent’s of Alexis Wartena: Parents get custody of children from CPS and are going back home to California

Posted on July 26, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

  Photos provided by: My High Plains It’s been close to a week since seven year old Alexis Wartena drowned at T-Anchor Lake. Since then her parents lost custody of their four kids to Child Protective Services, hired a lawyer and filed a complaint against the Amarillo Police Department. “Today was a day I’ll never … Continue reading Parent’s of Alexis Wartena: Parents get custody of children from CPS and are going back home to California

Police Misconduct: Wartena Family Tragedy Compounded By Police Ignorance of Autism

Posted on July 26, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

“What does it sound like when you strangle someone to death?” Those were the words spoken to the mother of Alexis Wartena after nearly 12 hours of accusatory interrogation by members of the Special Crimes Unit in Amarillo, Texas. She hadn’t slept for nearly 24 hours, and her 7-year-old autistic daughter was still missing after … Continue reading Police Misconduct: Wartena Family Tragedy Compounded By Police Ignorance of Autism

Amarillo Local News: Amarillo officials investigate fencing around lake after drowning of Alexis Wartena

Posted on July 25, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Photo courtesy Amarillo Globe-News. An attorney has leveled allegations of misconduct by police during their interrogation of the mother of a missing girl who was found dead in a playa lake. Meanwhile, concerns about proper safety measures continue as the city looks into the matter. In question is a chain-link fence between La Kiva Hotel, … Continue reading Amarillo Local News: Amarillo officials investigate fencing around lake after drowning of Alexis Wartena

AMARILLO POLICE DEPARTMENT: REPORT — APD Employees display widespread dissatisfaction

Posted on July 23, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

A detailed analysis of Amarillo Police Department has revealed widespread dissatisfaction among its employees. Issues over leadership – or a lack thereof – were prevalent in an 86-page report delivered to members of city council on Tuesday. While the in-depth investigation into APD’s policies and procedures is nearly six-months in the making, the delivery follows … Continue reading AMARILLO POLICE DEPARTMENT: REPORT — APD Employees display widespread dissatisfaction

Police Abuse: Parents of Alexis Wartena, Michael Wartena and Tiffany Stewart Allege ‘mental torture’ by police

Posted on July 23, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Photos provided by Amarillo Globe-News The siblings of Alexis Wartena, the seven-year-old child with nonverbal autism who was found drowned in the T-Anchor Lake behind La Kiva Hotel on Wednesday, have been taken from their parents by Child Protective Services, according to a lawyer who says he represents them. Amarillo attorney Jesse Quackenbush said four … Continue reading Police Abuse: Parents of Alexis Wartena, Michael Wartena and Tiffany Stewart Allege ‘mental torture’ by police

Police Misconduct: Austin police officer says blacks have ‘violent tendencies’ during traffic stop

Posted on July 22, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

  Video provided by Houston Chronicle AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police car video shows a white Austin, Texas, police officer  throwing a black woman to the ground during a routine traffic stop, followed by another white officer telling her black people have “violent tendencies” and whites are  afraid. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo condemned both officers’ … Continue reading Police Misconduct: Austin police officer says blacks have ‘violent tendencies’ during traffic stop

Class Action Lawsuit: Lawsuit Claims Companies Refused to Hire Ex-convicts.

Posted on June 26, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Amarillo, TX–Reuters (6/25, Wiessner) mentions Amazon in an article reporting the NAACP filed a lawsuit against several companies for refusing to hire applicants with felony records. Although not named as a company in the NAACP’s lawsuit, the article notes that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Amazon, claiming the company has broken the … Continue reading Class Action Lawsuit: Lawsuit Claims Companies Refused to Hire Ex-convicts.