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THE KILLING OF JORDAN EDWARDS

jordan-edwards-cnn.jpgThe father of Jordan Edwards, the fifteen-year-old victim of a recent police shooting, filed suit this week in federal court alleging excessive force by Balch Springs police officer, Roy Oliver, and inadequate training and oversight by Oliver's employers at the city. The allegations are infuriating.

ALTERATION OF APD LAPEL VIDEO

Reynaldo-Chavez.pngKOB4 ran a story highlighting sworn statements by APD's former records custodian manager Reynaldo Chavez. During a newly released deposition, Mr. Chavez disclosed that it is possible to alter APD lapel camera footage through the creation of an "orphan" video clip which is later substituted for and made to look like the original "parent" clip. These alterations can include inserting objects, such as a gun into lapel footage.

A.M. v. HOLMES FEATURED ON SCOTUSblog's SPOTLIGHT OF SUPREME COURT NOMINEE GORSUCH

dc-web.jpgJudge Gorsuch's dissent in Kennedy Kennedy & Ives' case A.M. v. Holmes is being featured on SCOTUSblog as a part of a feature on the Supreme Court Nominee's First Amendment Jurisprudence. Read more at the link below. 

HAWKES' RIGHTS VIOLATED, ACCORDING TO APD INVESTIGATOR

handgun_by_u.s._pacific_fleet2_credit.jpgThe ABQ Journal has published an article in connection with the shooting of Mary S. Hawkes. In the article, Sgt. Norris confirms that police mishandled evidence, and that Mary's constitutional rights were violated that night. Read more at the link below.

SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE: ARRESTED FOR BURPING IN SCHOOL

books.jpegThis firm today filed a petition to the United States Supreme Court in A.M. v. Acosta, a case in which a 13-year-old middle school student in Albuquerque, New Mexico was detained by police and transported in handcuffs to the juvenile detention center for burping audibly during his gym class.

Jail Closet Rape Claim Costs Metropolitan Detention Center $680,000

a01_jd_14jun_verdugo1-175x175.jpg"Bernalillo County has settled for a reported $680,000 in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by a woman inmate who was allegedly raped by then-Metropolitan Detention Center guard Andres Verdugo in June 2014, the Journal has learned."

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