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By Messing Adam & Jasmine | May 1, 2022 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Alameda Officers Found “Not Criminally Liable” in Prone Restraint Death

ALISON BERRY WILKINSON Principal Attorney Berry Wilkinson Law Group (Of Counsel, Messing Adam & Jasmine LLP)  SCOTT P. THORNE Associate Messing Adam & Jasmine LLP Almost a year after Officers Eric McKinley, James Fisher and Cameron Leahy encountered an incoherent man with open alcohol containers in a small city park, […]

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By Mastagni Holstedt A.P.C. | May 1, 2022 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Malicious Prosecution Ruling Impacts Law Enforcement 1983 Liability

DAVID E. MASTAGNI Partner Mastagni Holstedt, APC In 2014, Larry Thompson was living with his wife and newborn daughter. Thompson’s sister-in-law suffered from a mental illness and reported to 9-1-1 that Thompson was abusing his child. Officers showed up to Thompson’s home without a warrant, arrested him and charged him […]

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By Rains, Lucia, Stern, St. Phalle & Silver | April 1, 2022 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Sonoma Deputy Acquitted of Homicide and Felony Assault Charges

HARRY S. STERN Managing Principal Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, PC To paraphrase (slightly) General George Patton, “A good plan executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” That is a fitting summation of the case of Sonoma County Deputy Sheriff Charlie Blount, who, despite […]

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By Dawson & Riley | April 1, 2022 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

PERB Orders Reinstatement of Three California City Police Employees

KIMBERLY RILEY Partner ANDREW M. DAWSON Partner Dawson & Riley, LLP Once again, California City’s continued mismanagement has been called into question. This time, the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) ordered the reinstatement of three police employees — a police detective, police officer and reserve police officer/jailer — based on […]

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