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Wrongful Death: Clements Inmate Alton Rodgers’ family seeks $120M in suit against TDCJ

Posted on October 12, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

The family of Alton Rodgers has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on his behalf, seeking $120 million in damages. Amarillo lawyer Jesse Quackenbush filed the suit Tuesday on behalf of Rodgers’ mother, Gwendolyn Delores Patrick, and individually and on behalf of the Alton Rodgers estate. “The primary purpose … Continue reading Wrongful Death: Clements Inmate Alton Rodgers’ family seeks $120M in suit against TDCJ

Texas Legal News: Death of Clements inmate Alton Rodgers leads to lawsuit against TDCJ

Posted on October 12, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

A civil lawsuit now coming down the pipes. The mother of William P. Clements Unit Inmate Alton Rogers seeks answers. Gwendolyn Patrick said she intervened just months before her son’s death, trying to get him medical attention she believes could have saved his life. “It makes feel awful because it’s such a slow death,” Patrick … Continue reading Texas Legal News: Death of Clements inmate Alton Rodgers leads to lawsuit against TDCJ

PRISONER ABUSE: $120M LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST CLEMENTS UNIT, EMPLOYEES FOR DEATH OF ALTON RODGERS

Posted on October 12, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

KFDA – NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports The lawsuit, filed on Monday, alleges that the Texas Department of Public Safety and 33 employees of the prison at the time denied medical care necessary for treating tuberculosis, a serious bacterial disease that attorney Jesse Quackenbush believes was ailing Rodgers. Security personnel at the prison found Rodgers unresponsive … Continue reading PRISONER ABUSE: $120M LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST CLEMENTS UNIT, EMPLOYEES FOR DEATH OF ALTON RODGERS

Press Release: Alton Rodgers–Electronic Press Kit

Posted on October 6, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

Media Announcement View the Federal Lawsuit Here Click here to see the list of Clements Unit Guard Suspensions. Click here to see Alton Rodgers’ Autopsy Report. Click here to see Alton Rodgers’ Medical Records. Below are photos of Alton Rodgers as a child, an adult, and deceased, in addition to a statement from Alton Rodgers’ mother, Gwendolyn Patrick. … Continue reading Press Release: Alton Rodgers–Electronic Press Kit

Prisoner Abuse: Family of Clements inmate who died in custody to sue TDCJ

Posted on October 10, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

  The filing of a civil lawsuit against Texas Department of Criminal Justice and 33 past and present employees at the William P. Clements Unit on the behalf of the estate of former prisoner Alton Rodgers and his mother, Gwendolyn Dolores Rodgers Patrick, is planned for Monday. Amarillo attorney Jesse Quackenbush said the complaint he … Continue reading Prisoner Abuse: Family of Clements inmate who died in custody to sue TDCJ

Houston Drug Lawyer: Texas DPS Dirty Tricks With Spanish Speaking Drivers

Posted on October 7, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

 

Houston Murder Defense Attorney: L.A. teen shot dead by cops running away, witnesses say

Posted on October 2, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

Police shot and killed a young man in south Los Angeles at the end of a car chase on Saturday, sparking a protest after witnesses said the 18-year-old was shot in the back five times while running away with his hands up. The chase began when officers tried to pull over a car with paper … Continue reading Houston Murder Defense Attorney: L.A. teen shot dead by cops running away, witnesses say

Houston Drug Lawyer: To Help Rehabilitate Juveniles, Texas Keeping Them Closer to Home

Posted on October 2, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

More than a year after state lawmakers told it to stop incarcerating so many teenagers, the Texas Juvenile Justice Department has diverted 52 juvenile offenders to local programs for help and rehabilitation instead of shipping them to state lockups. Keeping the youths closer to home — and near relatives who might be able to help … Continue reading Houston Drug Lawyer: To Help Rehabilitate Juveniles, Texas Keeping Them Closer to Home

Houston Murder Defense Attorney: 18-year-old man, Carnell Snell, Jr., shot and killed by Los Angeles police

Posted on October 2, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

KFDA – NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports LOS ANGELES (AP) – Officers shot and killed an 18-year-old man in south Los Angeles at the end of a car chase, sparking a protest by several dozen people angered by another fatal police shooting of a black man. The pursuit began around 1 p.m. Saturday … Continue reading Houston Murder Defense Attorney: 18-year-old man, Carnell Snell, Jr., shot and killed by Los Angeles police

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