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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 […]

KRMF and ACLU Issue Monitoring Report on Philadelphia Police Department Stop and Frisk Practices

As widely reported in local media, attorneys for the plaintiffs in Bailey et al. v. City of Philadelphia et al. released yesterday a comprehensive monitoring report on the Philadelphia Police Department’s stop-and-frisk practices.  The Report focused on stop and frisk practices for the first half of 2012 — a time period that, significantly, came after the Police […]

David Rudovsky Appears on WHYY’s Radio Times To Discuss Cell Phone Videoing of Police

KRMF partner David Rudovsky was a guest on WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane on March 7, 2013, discussing the important civil rights implications of cell phone videos taken of police in the performance of their duties.  Topics of discussion included the February 27, 2013, Municipal Court verdict acquitting a Philadelphia police lieutenant of all charges […]

Occupy Philly Protestors Acquitted for Wells Fargo Protest

A jury in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas returned not guilty verdicts yesterday for all twelve defendants arrested during the course of an Occupy Philly political demonstration at a Wells Fargo bank branch on November 18, 2011.  KRMF partner Jonathan Feinberg joined with six other Philadelphia lawyers — Paul Hetznecker, Mike Lee, Leo Mulvihill, Marni […]