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KRMF Partner Paul Messing Testifies in Philadelphia City Council in Support of Legislation Limiting Marijuana Arrests

Philadelphia City Council held a hearing on March 11 concerning a proposed ordinance that would seriously limit arrests on minor marijuana possession charges.  KRMF partner Paul Messing testified before Council concerning the results of data analysis conducted as part of the stop-and-frisk litigation brought by KRMF and the ACLU of Pennsylvania.  Noting that Philadelphia police […]

Third Circuit Issues Path-Breaking Immigration Law Decision In Case Co-Counseled By ACLU and KRMF

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an important decision on March 4 on a previously undecided issue: whether a local government can be held accountable for agreeing to hold someone in prison custody at the request of immigration officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The case was brought by Ernesto […]

David Rudovsky Featured on WHYY’s Radio Times

David Rudovsky was a featured guest on WHYY’s “Radio Times” this morning.  Covering various topics concerning policing in Philadelphia, Rudovsky discussed new interrogation practices instituted for use in homicide cases and the status of data collection regarding the Police Department’s stop and frisk practices.  Also featured on the show was Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey.

Philadelphia Police Department Announces Long Overdue Changes in Interrogation Practices

As reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News, the Philadelphia Police Department has announced that it will adopt key changes in its interrogation practices.  After years of complaints that homicide detectives held suspects and witnesses against their will in order to secure signed statements, new procedures will place important limits on the detention of […]

David Rudovsky Featured in Univ. of Pennsylvania Law Review Debate on Stop-And-Frisk Practices

KRMF partner David Rudovsky has authored an article in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review addressing the constitutionality of the police stop-and-frisk practices at issue in the cases of Floyd v. City of New York and Bailey v. City of Philadelphia.  The article, part of the Law Review’s debate series, involves a spirited back-and-forth between Mr. […]

Exonerated Murder Defendants Eugene Gilyard and Lance Felder to be Released from Custody

KRMF clients Eugene Gilyard and Lance Felder, who were granted new trials on October 8, were ordered released on bail today.  As noted earlier, Gilyard and Felder, have been incarcerated for 15 years for a murder they did not commit.  After Common Pleas Judge Rose Marie Defino-Nastasi ordered that they receive a new trial, the […]

Court Allows Inmate Wrongful Death Case to Proceed

In a decision issued on September 25, 2013, a U.S. District Court Judge has denied defense motions to dismiss KRMF’s complaint filed on behalf of the family members of the deceased Patricia Pollock.  As detailed earlier, the lawsuit alleges that medical staff at Montgomery County Correctional Facility ignored Ms. Pollock’s obvious symptoms of bacterial endocarditis, […]

KRMF Secures Release of Milton Scarborough After 36 Years’ Imprisonment

As reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer, KRMF partner David Rudovsky and co-counsel Len Sosnov successfully obtained freedom for 73-year-old Milton Scarborough, who had served 36 years of a 30-60 year sentence.  Scarborough, who was convicted in 1977 for the murder of a central Pennsylvania family, has maintained his innocence since the time of his arrest. The only […]