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Category Archives: Civil Rights

Bankruptcy Court Refuses to Discharge $900k Debt for LAPD Officer

Bankruptcy Court Refuses To Allow LAPD Officer To Discharge $900,000 Debt Based On His Malicious Use Of Excessive Force On Monday, June 30, 2020, a United States Bankruptcy Court granted…

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Understanding Excessive Force and Your Rights When Interacting with Law Enforcement

While many law enforcement officers throughout the country perform their dangerous jobs with dignity, civility, and respect for those in their communities and in compliance with both state and federal…

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How Long Can You Be Held by Police Without A Charge?

If you are ever arrested by law enforcement, you likely feel overwhelmed and scared. Knowing your legal rights can help ensure that you can exercise those rights during that stressful…

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LAPD Subjects Peaceful Protester to Inhumane Treatment, Alleges Lawsuit

Laura Montilla, a recent USC graduate, speaks publicly about the inhumane treatment by the very people who were supposed to protect her. LOS ANGELES (June 22, 2020) -- Laura Montilla,…

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UCLA Hospital Alleged To Discriminate Against Its African American Phlebotomists

On April 3, 2020, V. James DeSimone Law filed a discrimination and hostile work environment lawsuit on behalf of Takesha Essombe, an African-American phlebotomist working at UCLA Hospital in Santa…

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Can You Film A Police Officer in California When You Are Stopped for Questioning?

*Updated 8/17/20 In most cases, in the State of California, a person can video record a police officer when they are stopped for questioning. There are many reasons someone would…

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Using California’s Civil Code To Prosecute Civil Rights Cases

"Using California's Civil Code To Prosecute Civil Rights Cases" written by attorney V. JAMES (“JIM”) DESIMONE, and published in Consumer Attorneys of California Forum in March/April, 2018. Click here to…

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Family of 9-Year-Old Forced to Urinate in His Pants at School File Lawsuit Against Los Angeles Unified School District

October 31, 2019, Los Angeles, CA – The family of a 9-year-old boy who was denied access to a bathroom and subsequently wet himself and who was later forced to…

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