CASE #14 – Durapau v. McLin et al.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana and Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C., are representing Nathan Durapau in a civil rights action against various officers from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Durapau’s complaint describes how, on June 16, 2020, at the conclusion of a protest against police brutality, he was violently arrested […]

CASE #13 – Hankins v. Wheeler et al.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana and Cooley LLP are representing Bilal Hankins in a civil rights action against multiple law enforcement officers and agencies in New Orleans for their unlawful, racially motivated traffic stop and use of excessive force on June 13, 2020. This case arises out of a traumatic encounter 18-year-old Bilal […]

CASE #12 – Dunn v. Fontenot et al.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, alongside Sidley Austin LLP, is representing Lieutenant Michael Dunn in an action against the City of Eunice, Louisiana, its Chief of Police, and others individuals in the Eunice Police Department. Through his lawsuit, Lt. Dunn blows the whistle on pervasive misconduct and corruption within the Eunice Police Department […]

CASE #11 – Perkins v. Hart et al.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana and Reid Collins & Tsai LLP are representing Teliah C. Perkins in a civil rights action against two deputies from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office. Ms. Perkins’ complaint describes how, on May 5, 2020, she was violently tackled, pinned, and arrested on the driveway of her own […]

CASE #10 – Beauregard v. Breaux et al.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, along with Alston & Bird LLP, has sued numerous Gretna Police Department officers for the racist and brutal assault of a Black man last May. The lawsuit asserts that numerous Gretna Police Department officers violated Kevin Beauregard’s Fourth Amendment rights by assaulting Mr. Beauregard while he was handcuffed […]

CASE #9 – Watkins v. Fox et al.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, alongside Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP, is representing Mr. Timothy Watkins, a Black man who was severely injured during the course of his arrest on a minor shoplifting charge. During his arrest, Mr. Watkins—who was unarmed, fully cooperative, and posed no threat or risk of flight—pleaded with the arresting […]

CASE #8 – Williams et al. v. Ferguson et al.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, alongside Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, is now representing Remingtyn A. Williams, Lauren E. Chustz, and Bilal Ali-Bey, on behalf of themselves and all other persons similarly situated in Louisiana who participated in peaceful protest in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic murder and were met with excessive […]

CASE #7 – Celestine v. Bissell et al.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, alongside Venable LLP, is now representing Mr. Michael Celestine—a Black man who was chased, seized, and arrested after an officer noted an alleged “bulge” in his clothing. Mr. Celestine spent more than a year incarcerated during the deadly COVID-19 pandemic before his criminal charges, including resisting an officer, were dismissed.  On […]

CASE #6 – Pigott, et al. v. Gintz

After 15-year-old K.P. begged the officer through tears, “please don’t shoot my daddy,” the officer, who was holding a gun to the child’s father’s head, turned the gun on K.P. and his two friends. That April 17, 2020 was an evening of terror for Wesley Pigott and his two children, K.P. and Mya, and has […]

CASE #5 – Thomas v. Tewis et al.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, alongside Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, is now representing Ms. Deanna Thomas—a Black woman presently experiencing homelessness, who was arrested for camping on a levee in Laketown Park. During the arrest, while Ms. Thomas was retrieving her belongings, one officer handcuffed her and, while she was still handcuffed, knocked […]

CASE #4 – Stevenson v. Gautreaux

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, along with UCI Irvine Law School Civil Rights Litigation Clinic, is representing the estate of Mr. Travis Stevenson, a Black man who was experiencing a mental health crisis when he was fatally shot by East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputies. Mr. Stevenson’s counsel filed a reply to the government’s […]

CASE #3 – Sampy v. Rabb et al.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, alongside Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP and Kuchler Polk Weiner, LLC, is now representing Mr. Raynaldo Sampy—a Black man who was asleep and pulled from his parked truck, repeatedly thrown onto the pavement face first, and pinned down with officers’ knees on his neck, back, and legs. This […]

CASE #2 – Johnson v. Turner et al.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, along with Dorsey & Whitney LLP, sued New Orleans Harbor police officers for the unjust and racist arrest of a Black woman last February. The lawsuit asserts that the Harbor Police Department officers violated Shauna Johnson’s Fourth Amendment rights by arresting her without probable cause. It also claims […]

CASE #1 – Beroid v. LaFleur et al.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, alongside Peter Sullivan, Rumbidzai Maweni, Ethan Severance, and Rachel Davidson of Foley Hoag LLP, sued officers of the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office for the unlawful use of a Taser on Chance Beroid, a Black man, last March. The officers entered Mr. Beroid’s parents’ home without permission, and, […]

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