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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 […]

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 […]