LBAC WINS TASER CASE FOR ORANGE COUNTY

This case arose from a report of suspected battery. When deputies responded to the scene, they found the plaintiff, Joshua Radwan, and his crying girlfriend. The deputies separated Plaintiff and his girlfriend, based upon suspicion of physical abuse. Deputies searched Plaintiff and found a small amount of marijuana in his possession. Deputies searched his vehicles and located three knives. A criminal history check Continue reading

ANOTHER VICTORY IN THE NINTH CIRCUIT

Plaintiff, an inmate at the Theo Lacy Jail Facility in Orange County California, was involved in a scheme to smuggle messages and contraband between inmates at the jail. As several deputies began a search of inmates, Plaintiff ran from the deputies and threw a packet containing heroin, tobacco, and messages underneath a door. When Plaintiff resisted the deputies’ attempts to restrain him, the deputies used pepper Continue reading

ALLEN ARGUES AND WINS BEFORE NINTH CIRCUIT

Plaintiff Mortimer was a detainee at the Los Angeles County Jail pending trial on a rape charge. On August 14, 2000, Mortimer was acquitted by a jury and released from jail twenty nine hours after the entry of a court order authorizing his release. Plaintiff subsequently sued Sheriff Leroy Baca claiming a policy or custom of deliberate indifference which caused a violation of his constitutional right to be Continue reading

CLARK CONVINCES NINTH CIRCUIT IN OVER-DETENTION/ RICO CASE

In June 2004 plaintiff Avalos was arrested by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies on an Orange County warrant for domestic abuse but Los Angeles County failed to notify Orange County of Plaintiff’s arrest. Over two months later the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) realized that Plaintiff had been over-detained and should be released. At the time of his release, LASD risk management personnel negotiated a Continue reading

BEACH SUCCESSFULLY ARGUES LANDMARK POLICE EMPLOYMENT CASE BEFORE NINTH CIRCUIT

Following a narcotics investigation, the Watch Commander for a Sheriff’s substation learned that a citizen who claimed to be a bystander to the investigation had been hospitalized with injuries to his head and back, claiming that he had been assaulted by a uniformed deputy. An internal investigation immediately commenced and deputies who were part of the operation were instructed not to leave work before speaking to Continue reading