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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 […]

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 […]