Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg has, for the past 40 years, been a leader in the fields of civil rights law and criminal defense. Our areas of expertise in constitutional litigation include police misconduct, prisoner rights, search and seizure, and the protection of First Amendment rights.

Unlawful Arrest for Videoing of Collingdale Police Leads to Civil Rights Suit

KRMF has filed a federal civil rights suit against the Borough of Collingdale and two of its police officers for inexplicably arresting on February 22, 2014 two women whose “offense” was to merely video police officers in the performance of their duties. As described in a television news report on NBC Philadelphia, the incident started with the report […]

KRMF and ACLU File Another Lawsuit Involving Citizens’ Rights to Record Police

KRMF has co-counseled with the ACLU of Pennsylvania in yet another lawsuit concerning the Philadelphia Police Department’s failure to ensure that its officers are aware that private citizens have a constitutional right to observe and record police in the performance of their duties.  In this, the fifth in a running series of cases, the Complaint alleges […]

KRMF and ACLU File New Challenge to Philadelphia Police Arrests for Cell Phone Video Recording

Initiating the latest edition in a series of cases involving the practice of Philadelphia police officers to arrest citizens who video or record police in the performance of their duties, KRMF partner Jonathan Feinberg along with lawyers from the ACLU of Pennsylvania and Langer, Grogan & Diver have filed suit on behalf of Temple University student, Richard Fields.  As explained […]