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KRMF Joins ACLU In Suit Challenging Philadelphia Police Arrests Of Citizens Observing and Videoing Officers

In a suit filed Wednesday, January 16, KRMF has joined with lawyers from the ACLU of Pennsylvania to challenge the practices of the Philadelphia Police Department concerning the treatment of citizens who observe and make video or audio recordings of police in the performance of their duties. The suit, filed on behalf of photojournalism student […]

Philadelphia Federal Jury Awards $350,000 to KRMF Civil Rights Client

On Thursday, November 15, 2012, a jury sitting in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania awarded KRMF client Darryl Williams $350,000.  The jury’s award — which included $200,000 in compensatory damages and $150,000 in punitive damages — was based on its finding that two Philadelphia police officers had falsely arrested and […]

Viral Video Shows Yet Another Case of Misconduct By Philadelphia Police Officer With Long History of Trouble

The recent television and print media coverage of the viral video depicting Philadelphia Police Officer William Gress using extraordinary force against a civilian highlights a critical point concerning the lack of discipline for officers in the Philadelphia Police Department with histories of misconduct.  Our firm has brought at least four separate lawsuits against Officer Gress (see below […]

Court Confirms Injunction; City Must Allow Religious Organizations to Feed Homeless on Ben Franklin Parkway

In closely watched case, the Honorable William H. Yohn, Jr., has issued an Opinion granting the motion for preliminary injunction filed by Paul Messing on behalf of Chosen 300 Ministries, Inc, and other religious organizations seeking to prevent the City of Philadelphia from enforcing a regulation that would prohibit them from providing free meals to […]

Habeas Victory Vacates Federal Conviction

In a detailed Opinion and Order, the Honorable Jan E. DuBois has granted the motion of Jonathan Feinberg’s client, Domingo Mercado, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255.  Finding that Mr. Mercado’s trial lawyer did not object to inadmissible testimony from a law enforcement agent, the Court vacated Mr. Mercado’s conviction and five-year sentence.  Thereafter, the Court […]