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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

Amarillo Police Detain Wartena Family: They called for help instead of searching for missing autistic girl who later was found drowned

Posted on July 26, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Photos provided by: Photography is Not a Crime   Texas Police Detain Family who Called for Help Instead of Searching for Missing Autistic Girl who Later was Found Drowned A California family filed a formal complaint against a Texas police department last week for being illegally detained and accused of murder after they called 911 … Continue reading Amarillo Police Detain Wartena Family: They called for help instead of searching for missing autistic girl who later was found drowned

WARTENA FAMILY NIGHTMARE CONTINUES: CHILDREN ABUSED IN CPS CUSTODY AFTER BEING TAKEN FROM PARENTS

Posted on July 26, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

UPDATE: This evening at approximately 5:30 p.m., the Wartena family was reunited. Unfortunately, the release of the children was due to physical abuse one of the children experienced at a local foster home. Apparently, CPS will begin investigating itself in the morning. Amarillo News Channel 10 also reports on this story. If you have any … Continue reading WARTENA FAMILY NIGHTMARE CONTINUES: CHILDREN ABUSED IN CPS CUSTODY AFTER BEING TAKEN FROM PARENTS

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

Mental Health: The Wrong Questions Are Being Asked About Mikaela Lynch

Posted on July 23, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

STATEMENT FROM THE NATIONAL AUTISM ASSOCIATION The Wrong Questions Are Being Asked Following the Heartbreaking Outcome of Mikaela Lynch’s Disappearance Mikaela Lynch, pictured above. Photo provided by National Autism Association.   In May of 2013, nine-year-old Mikaela Lynch slipped away from her family’s vacation home in Clearlake, California. After an intense search, her body was … Continue reading Mental Health: The Wrong Questions Are Being Asked About Mikaela Lynch

Dangers of Autism: Broken Parents Scream, “Stop Saying Autism Isn’t Deadly”

Posted on July 23, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Police in Parker County called off the search for James Charles “Jimmy” Eader, 15, because he was found deceased… reportedly another victim of the deadly wandering trait of autism. Jimmy is said to be the fourth victim of an autism-related wandering death in just a week, and parents within the autism community are demanding that … Continue reading Dangers of Autism: Broken Parents Scream, “Stop Saying Autism Isn’t Deadly”