Content Category: state violence

Family of Don Clark, Sr. Speaks Out

Don Clark, Jr. and Sherrie Clark-Torrence remember their father and explain the challenges they faced trying to find answers in their father's murder.

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Lawsuit: Angelique Kidd v. City of Ferguson and Eddie Boyd III

On behalf of Angelique Kidd, ACD filed a lawsuit against the City of Ferguson and Eddie Boyd III alleging police misconduct.

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Lawsuit: Kristine Hendrix v. City of St. Louis et al., Petition for Damages

ACD, on behalf of Kris Hendrix, petitioned the court for monetary damages in their lawsuit against the City of St. Louis for falsely arresting and improperly and excessivly using...

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Lawsuit: Dwayne Furlow et al. v. County of St. Louis et al.

ACD files class-action lawsuit against St. Louis County, the County Chief of Police, and an individual officer for routinely executing warrantless arrests without criminal charge or judicial oversight.

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Lawsuit: Theda Wilson v. City of Kinloch, City of Bel Ridge et al.

Client Theda Wilson, through ACD, sued the cities of Kinloch and Bel-Ridge and three individual police officers for the bodily injuries they cause while executing her unlawful arrest.

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Lawsuit: Scott O’Rourke v. City of St. Louis et al.

ACD filed suit on behalf of client Scott O'Rourke against the City of St. Louis, SLMPD, and individual oficers for his unlawful arrest and various instances of excessive force.

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Lawsuit: Lisa Schweppe and Jillian Zurmuehlen v. City of Pine Lawn and Steven Blakeney

Lisa Schweppe and Jillian Zurmuehlen, through ACD, sued the City of Pine Lawn and Steven Blakeney after being drugged and abducted by Mr. Blakeney, a Pine Lawn "peace officer.”

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Lawsuit: Fred Watson v. Eddie Boyd III and City of Ferguson

ACD client Fred Watson sued the City of Ferguson and Ferguson police officer Eddie Boyd III after being unlawfully arrested and charged without probable cause after exercising his First...

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Lawsuit: Bruce Franks v. Steinmeyer et al.

ACD sued police officers from multiple departments for beating and arresting activist Bruce Franks at a protest following the killing of Antonio Martin in Berkeley, Missouri.

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Lawsuit: Michael Powers et al. v City of Ferguson

In 2016, ACD filed a malicious prosecution lawsuit on behalf of Michael Powers and other named plaintiffs who were wrongfully arrested, charged, and prosecuted by Ferguson during the Uprising.

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