2-5-2020 – Law Enforcement Officer Cannot Lawfully Retaliate For First Amendment Speech By Attempting to Induce Another Officer To Issue a Traffic Citation

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech and Press, General

2-5-2020 – The law firm of Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC. achieved another victory for the First Amendment with a federal opinion establishing that a law enforcement officer cannot lawfully retaliate against a citizen for criticisms and Facebook posts by attempting to induce another officer to issue a traffic citation.   In a decision […]

Civil Rights In Virginia – Upheld by Virginia’s Highest Court – 2020

Posted Posted in Assault & Battery, Civil Rights, Excessive Force, False Imprisonment, Fourth Amendment, General

Virginia’s Highest Court Confirms That It Will Not Tolerate Virginia Law Enforcement Violations Of  The 4th Amendment To The U.S. Constitution Or Virginia Statutes Protecting Its Citizens from Unlawful Arrests, Unlawful Searches and Excessive Force. UPDATE: July 12, 2021 – Petersburg jury awarded $300,000 in compensatory and punitive damages.  The trial court will next determine […]

Can I sue a police officer for Brady violations – for concealment, doctoring, or destruction of evidence?

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Due Process

Can I sue a police officer for Brady violations? § 1983 action against police officer for Brady violations–concealment, doctoring, or destruction of evidence Summary of Brady Law ____________________________________________________  What is Brady?  What is a Brady Violation? In Brady v. Maryland, the Supreme Court held “that the suppression by the prosecution of evidence favorable to an […]