The Detroit Police Department is among the most brutal in the country.
We have recovered millions of dollars for persons who have been wrongfully shot, beaten, searched, arrested or prosecuted by the Detroit Police, by the Detroit Public Schools police, and by other police agencies across the state of Michigan.
In one case, the police officers claimed that they had fired in self defense when a black worker had pointed a shotgun at them. We proved that the police shot him in the back and then lied to cover it up.
In another case, four police officers claimed that they had searched and arrested a black man for alleged possession of drugs. We showed that there were so many contradictions in the officers’ stories that the judge said they must have been at four separate arrests. The criminal charges were dismissed, and our client was awarded damages for the unlawful search, arrest and prosecution.
In a third case, the police arrested students and teachers who were protesting the closing of their school. We uncovered a video that recorded the commander ordering the arrest of activists not because they had done anything wrong, but because the commander had a score to settle with those teachers. We won settlements for both the students and the teachers.
If you or those you care about have been abused by the police, call us immediately.
Daverne Riley v. City of Detroit, et al. Won verdict of acquittal in criminal prosecution and then won $800,000 verdict for citizen shot by Detroit police officer.
Marlon Crumby v. City of Detroit, et. al. Won dismissal of criminal charges and then obtained $200,000 settlement for citizen in case claiming police planted evidence on him.
Odgers v. City of Westland. Won verdict of acquittal and then obtained $200,000 settlement for woman wrongfully arrested by Westland police officers.
Floyd v. City of Detroit. Co-counsel in case claiming citizen wrongfully shot by Detroit police that resulted in $800,000 settlement.
Williams v. Detroit Public Schools. Won settlement (amount confidential) for students wrongfully arrested or assaulted during demonstration against school closings.