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Amarillo Wrongful Death Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Police shootings put spotlight on DOJ

Posted on May 4, 2017 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

The AP reports that “on the same day a white former patrolman in South Carolina pleaded guilty to federal civil rights charges for killing a motorist, word came down that the U.S. Justice Department would not prosecute two white officers in the shooting death of a man in Baton Rouge, Louisiana,” and “a white suburban Dallas … Continue reading Amarillo Wrongful Death Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Police shootings put spotlight on DOJ

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: 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

National Legal News: WPost A1: Texas case could extend federal immunity to thousands of officers.

Posted on November 6, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

The Washington Post (11/5, Lowery) reports a Texas case in which a judge dismissed a manslaughter case against a police detective because he was acting as a member of a federal task force is “shining a spotlight on a legal tactic…that raises the question of when, if ever, a federal law enforcement officer can be … Continue reading National Legal News: WPost A1: Texas case could extend federal immunity to thousands of officers.

Police Shootings: Matthew Ray Dobbins Shot in Head During Standoff

Posted on October 8, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Photo courtesy Amarillo Globe News. A man killed in an officer-involved shooting Friday died from a gunshot wound to the head, and his case has been ruled a homicide, preliminary autopsy results show. Potter County Justice of the Peace Thomas Jones issued the ruling in the death of Matthew Ray Dobbins, 29, the JP said … Continue reading Police Shootings: Matthew Ray Dobbins Shot in Head During Standoff