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Monthly Archives: September 2016

PRISONER ABUSE: LAWSUIT FILED BY ROXANNE ADAMS ALLEGES JAIL LET MENTALLY DISABLED MAN, JAMYCHEAL MITCHELL, STARVE TO DEATH

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

Above: Jamycheal Mitchell. Photo Courtesy CNN. Arrested for stealing $5.05 of sweets and soda, a 24-year-old who doctors repeatedly diagnosed as psychotic and delusional was left to essentially starve to death over four months in a squalid Virginia jail cell, Jamycheal Mitchell’s aunt alleged in a federal lawsuit. By the time Mitchell died in August … Continue reading PRISONER ABUSE: LAWSUIT FILED BY ROXANNE ADAMS ALLEGES JAIL LET MENTALLY DISABLED MAN, JAMYCHEAL MITCHELL, STARVE TO DEATH

Prisoner Abuse: PRISONERS TO TEXAS MOM, SANDRA PINCHBACK — GUARDS IGNORED PLEAS FOR HELP IN SON CURTIS GARLAND’S ASTHMA DEATH

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

Photo provided by CNN. Anguish spiraled through Sandra Pinchback’s body like a corkscrew upon hearing that her son had died in prison from an asthma attack. Her grip on the phone loosened as she hung up with the prison chaplain, who had delivered the news about Curtis Garland’s death at the George Beto Unit, located … Continue reading Prisoner Abuse: PRISONERS TO TEXAS MOM, SANDRA PINCHBACK — GUARDS IGNORED PLEAS FOR HELP IN SON CURTIS GARLAND’S ASTHMA DEATH

PRISONER ABUSE: MOTHER OF MENTALLY ILL CALIFORNIA INMATE WANTS TO KNOW WHY HE WAS ALLOWED TO STARVE TO DEATH

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

At 6-foot-1 and 172 pounds, Michael Stanley Galliher appeared healthy – until he dropped dead days after being transferred to a California prison from a state mental hospital. A coroner found the 49-year-old Galliher essentially starved to death, setting off a flurry of accusations and finger-pointing. Galliher’s family and inmate advocates want an investigation. Prison … Continue reading PRISONER ABUSE: MOTHER OF MENTALLY ILL CALIFORNIA INMATE WANTS TO KNOW WHY HE WAS ALLOWED TO STARVE TO DEATH

Prisoner Abuse: CHOWCHILLA WOMEN’S PRISON WARDENS DEBORAH JOHNSON AND KIMBERLY HUGHES RETIRE AMID PRISON ABUSE CLAIMS

Posted on September 24, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

The wardens at California’s two major women’s prisons have retired amid allegations of pervasive problems at both institutions, including sexual abuse of female inmates at one prison and suicides at the other. The complaints are the latest problem for the corrections department, and come months after the California inspector general found a culture of racism … Continue reading Prisoner Abuse: CHOWCHILLA WOMEN’S PRISON WARDENS DEBORAH JOHNSON AND KIMBERLY HUGHES RETIRE AMID PRISON ABUSE CLAIMS

National News: Attorneys for Family of 19-year-old boy Tyre King Shot by Columbus Police Officer Seek Witnesses

Posted on September 24, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

Photo provided by Chicago Tribune. Attorneys for the family of a 13-year-old Ohio boy fatally shot by a policeman said Friday they want to hear from witnesses, because the police version of events “might not be true.” Meanwhile, a 19-year-old who said he was the boy’s friend told a newspaper that Tyre King had a … Continue reading National News: Attorneys for Family of 19-year-old boy Tyre King Shot by Columbus Police Officer Seek Witnesses

Police Misconduct: Keith Scott’s Family Sees Videos of His Killing, and Says the Public Should, Too

Posted on September 24, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The grieving relatives of a man who was killed by the police here watched videos on Thursday of the fatal shooting, a wrenching experience that they said revealed no hint of aggression in him and left the family members convinced that the videos should be made public. But the city’s police chief, … Continue reading Police Misconduct: Keith Scott’s Family Sees Videos of His Killing, and Says the Public Should, Too

National Legal News: Manslaughter Charge for Tulsa Officer Betty Jo Shelby Who Killed Unarmed Black Driver Terence Crutcher

Posted on September 24, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

TULSA, Okla. — The white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black driver here last week as he stood outside his vehicle overreacted during a confrontation captured on video and was charged on Thursday with first-degree manslaughter, the authorities said. According to court documents, the officer, Betty Jo Shelby, 42, was overcome with fear … Continue reading National Legal News: Manslaughter Charge for Tulsa Officer Betty Jo Shelby Who Killed Unarmed Black Driver Terence Crutcher

National Legal News: Full Remarks From Presser With Scott Family Lawyers

Posted on September 24, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

Lawyers representing the relatives of the black man killed by the police in Charlotte, N.C., held a news conference on Thursday, after a night of unrest. Story provided by New York Times If you have any questions or need legal advice, feel free to contact me directly at your convenience. Trial Attorney Jesse Quackenbush jesseqlf@gmail.com … Continue reading National Legal News: Full Remarks From Presser With Scott Family Lawyers

Police Shootings: Video by Wife of Keith Scott Shows Her Pleas to Police

Posted on September 24, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A cellphone video made by the wife of Keith Lamont Scott as he was fatally shot by the police here shows the moments before and after the episode, including the wife’s pleas to her husband to get out of his truck, and her pleas to the officers not to shoot him. But … Continue reading Police Shootings: Video by Wife of Keith Scott Shows Her Pleas to Police

NATIONAL LEGAL NEWS: STATES HID COP KILLINGS FROM FEDS AND VIOLATED THE LAW

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

For the past 13 years at an unknown cost to taxpayers a federal program has failed to accurately track the number of Americans who die each year at the hands of law enforcement. The Arrest Related Death program, by the Justice Department’s own admission, has failed to account for as much as half of law … Continue reading NATIONAL LEGAL NEWS: STATES HID COP KILLINGS FROM FEDS AND VIOLATED THE LAW


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