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Amarillo’s Best Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer Defense Attorney Offers Free Consultation: Carlos Martinez Wanted and Considered Armed & Dangerous

Posted on April 12, 2017 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

UPDATE:  Police said around 11 a.m., they had several units, including K-9 and SWAT members in the area of 73rd Street and Indiana Avenue near South Loop 289 in Lubbock. LPD said there was information that Martinez was going into a business in that area Thursday night and Friday morning, trying to make phone calls. … Continue reading Amarillo’s Best Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer Defense Attorney Offers Free Consultation: Carlos Martinez Wanted and Considered Armed & Dangerous

Top Amarillo Criminal Defense Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Jury Deliberations To Continue Monday Morning In Michael Slager Murder Trial

Posted on December 5, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Jury deliberations in the Michael Slager murder trial will continue Monday morning after the jury announced they were hopelessly deadlocked on Friday. The jury sent a note to the judge saying they were “beat,” did not want dinner and wanted to go home following their deliberations into the case of the former North Charleston police … Continue reading Top Amarillo Criminal Defense Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Jury Deliberations To Continue Monday Morning In Michael Slager Murder Trial

Police Shootings: GRAPHIC – Norris Greenhouse Jr. and Derrick Stafford Body cam video released from officer-involved shooting that killed 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis

Posted on September 29, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

KFDA – NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports Body camera footage has been released from the night of a fatal officer-involved shooting in Marksville that resulted in the death of a 6-year-old boy and left his father critically wounded. The highly controversial case has remained sealed, but during a pretrial hearing Wednesday, Judge William Bennett ruled that the … Continue reading Police Shootings: GRAPHIC – Norris Greenhouse Jr. and Derrick Stafford Body cam video released from officer-involved shooting that killed 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis

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

Police Shootings: Perryton Family of officer-involved shooting suspect says police got it wrong

Posted on May 4, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

KFDA – NewsChannel 10   PERRYTON, TX (KFDA) – The Texas Rangers will try to solve conflicting reports in Monday’s officer-involved shooting in Perryton. The Perryton Police Department said it received a call about a male dressed in camouflage clothing and what appeared to be body armor around 7:30 a.m. Monday morning. The call, according … Continue reading Police Shootings: Perryton Family of officer-involved shooting suspect says police got it wrong

New Mexico Wrongful Death: Video Shows Police Officer Greg Brachle Shooting Undercover Colleague Jacob Grant

Posted on April 2, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

KFDA – NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports ALBUQUERQUE (KOAT/CNN) – Video released Thursday showed a routine drug bust gone wrong, resulting in an undercover officer getting shot eight times. [WARNING: This item contains material that some viewers may find disturbing due to the graphic nature of the material.] The wounded officer, Jacob Grant, … Continue reading New Mexico Wrongful Death: Video Shows Police Officer Greg Brachle Shooting Undercover Colleague Jacob Grant

Police Misconduct: The Brutality of the Albuquerque Police Department

Posted on February 10, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Civil libertarians believe that police officers ought to be subject to intense oversight, but are often overruled by police chiefs, elected officials, and police unions, as well as members of the public who assume officers won’t misbehave too badly. Here are the deadly results in one American city. After a 16-month investigation of the Albuquerque … Continue reading Police Misconduct: The Brutality of the Albuquerque Police Department

Police Misconduct: Victims of Chicago police torture receive $5.5 million in reparations.

Posted on January 7, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

The AP (1/6) reports that the city of Chicago “has paid $5.5 million in reparations to 57 people whose claims that they were tortured by police decades ago were found to be credible.” The money “was paid Monday to victims of a police unit commanded by disgraced former police commander Jon Burge from the 1970s … Continue reading Police Misconduct: Victims of Chicago police torture receive $5.5 million in reparations.

Police Misconduct: Study – US police killed almost 1,000 civilians in 2015.

Posted on December 28, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

A 3,236-word front-page Washington Post (12/27, A1, Kindy, Fisher) article reports the Post’s year-long study found American police officers “shot and killed” nearly 1,000 civilians in 2015, but “the kind of incidents that have ignited protests in many US communities – most often, white police officers killing unarmed black men – represent less than 4 … Continue reading Police Misconduct: Study – US police killed almost 1,000 civilians in 2015.

Police Shootings: Graphic Video Released of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke Charged With Shooting, killing teen Laquan McDonald

Posted on December 28, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Chicago city leaders announced the video release of an officer-involved shooting that left a teenager dead, and the officer charged with his murder. In October of 2014, Officer Jason Van Dyke – a white police officer – shot and killed African-American teenager Laquan McDonald. According to reports from the bond hearing, Van Dyke shot 16 … Continue reading Police Shootings: Graphic Video Released of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke Charged With Shooting, killing teen Laquan McDonald