(2008-2017) Cleveland, Ohio (Federal District Court)
In 2008, a Department of Justice federal law enforcement agent became a defendant in multiple federal civil lawsuits alleging constitutional civil rights violations against multiple criminal defendants. These lawsuits accused client of intentionally committing civil rights violations pursuant to a long-term undercover drug operation spanning several months. The allegations included conspiracy with other officers and a confidential informant.
In 2009, the client was indicted by a federal grand jury for civil rights violations is a related to the federal civil lawsuits. In 2010, client was acquitted of all counts by a federal jury pursuant to a five-week trial.
This firm was part of the legal defense team representing Client from 2008 through 2017. Each of the federal civil lawsuits were subsequently dismissed. Client returned to full duty with the agency.