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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

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


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