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Amarillo Civil Rights Attorney Offers Free Consultations: 3 Amarillo police officers sued by parents of girl who drowned last year

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

The parents of Alexis Wartena, an autistic girl who died a year ago after leaving a hotel along Interstate 40 and drowning in a nearby lake, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against three members of the Amarillo Police Department. The lawsuit — which was filed by family attorney Jesse Quackenbush on behalf of Michael Wartena … Continue reading Amarillo Civil Rights Attorney Offers Free Consultations: 3 Amarillo police officers sued by parents of girl who drowned last year

Amarillo Civil Rights Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Parents of Alexis Wartena who drowned last year file lawsuit against APD officers

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

KFDA – NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports The parents of an autistic girl who drowned in a city playa lake one year ago have filed a federal lawsuit against three Amarillo policemen today. The civil rights suit says they were mentally tortured by questioning by police, accusations of murder and the placement of … Continue reading Amarillo Civil Rights Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Parents of Alexis Wartena who drowned last year file lawsuit against APD officers

PRESS RELEASE: WARTENA PARENTS FILE FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT AGAINST AMARILLO OFFICERS WHO ILLEGALLY PREVENTED THEM FROM SEARCHING FOR THEIR MISSING AUTISTIC DAUGHTER, ALEXIS

Posted on July 18, 2017 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

On July 19, 2017, exactly one year from the accidental drowning death of 7 year old Alexis Wartena, her parents Michael Wartena and Michael Tiffany Stewart, have filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Amarillo Police Officers who they allege mentally tortured them, wrongly accused them of murder and prevented them from searching for their … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: WARTENA PARENTS FILE FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT AGAINST AMARILLO OFFICERS WHO ILLEGALLY PREVENTED THEM FROM SEARCHING FOR THEIR MISSING AUTISTIC DAUGHTER, ALEXIS

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

Police Misconduct: Autopsy Shows Inmate Alton Rodgers was Starving When He Died

Posted on April 2, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

The final autopsy and Texas Attorney General’s report on the unofficial homicide of an inmate at the William P. Clements Unit in east Amarillo tells a different story than what was stated publicly by Texas Department of Criminal Justice and led to the suspension of 18 prison guards and supervisors. The full autopsy results, obtained … Continue reading Police Misconduct: Autopsy Shows Inmate Alton Rodgers was Starving When He Died

Lynch announces new guidance for law enforcement response to sexual assault, domestic violence.

Posted on December 17, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

The Huffington Post (12/16, Jeltsen) reports that Attorney General Lynch “announced new guidance Tuesday designed to help law enforcement prevent gender bias when responding to sexual assault and domestic violence incidents. ‘We know that sometimes this bias, whether implicit or explicit, can stand in the way of effective law enforcement and can severely undermine law … Continue reading Lynch announces new guidance for law enforcement response to sexual assault, domestic violence.

New Mexico Lawsuits: Civil Rights Lawsuits Filed Against Curry County and County Jail

Posted on July 2, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

CLOVIS, NM — A new lawsuit has been filed against Curry County and the county jail, KAMR 4 News reports. This time it is a civil rights whistleblower suit by a former employee of the jail. The suit filed in federal district court claims that the plaintiff was fired for trying to form a union … Continue reading New Mexico Lawsuits: Civil Rights Lawsuits Filed Against Curry County and County Jail

POLICE SHOOTINGS & MISCONDUCT: Strip Search Lawsuit Settled

Posted on April 22, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

The AP (4/22, Williams) reports that Shoshana Hebshi, “who was strip-searched at a Detroit-area airport,” has settled a lawsuit filed on her behalf, according to the ACLU. Hebshi will be given $40,000 “as compensation for being humiliated on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks after armed agents forced her from a plane at … Continue reading POLICE SHOOTINGS & MISCONDUCT: Strip Search Lawsuit Settled