Tag: lawsuit

ACD Mobilizes to Help Communities Harmed by Normandy

This Friday, August 26th marks a critical moment for tens of thousands of Black and poor St. Louis residents who have been extorted and exploited by Normandy’s modern-day debtors’...

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Court rules thousands of people are now part of a class action lawsuit against Ferguson

June 10, 2022 On Thursday, June 9, 2022, the court granted class certification in Keilee Fant, et al. v. City of Ferguson, a lawsuit we filed in February 2015...

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For Immediate Release: Waiting for Justice in Ferguson: Seven Years and Counting

February 8, 2022 The murder of Mike Brown and the Ferguson uprising exposed Ferguson’s practices of predatory policing, operating an extortionary municipal court, and illegally jailing impoverished people. Seven...

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For Immediate Release: Elderly Black Veteran Killed by St. Louis City Police on a “No Knock” Warrant, Family Files Federal Lawsuit 

June 30, 2021 On February 21, 2017, officers with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, unlawfully stormed into the home of Don...

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St. Louis American: City faces lawsuit alleging brutal treatment at CJC

By Dana Rieck Of The St. Louis American Jun 3, 2021 Excerpt: The stories of abuse at City Justice Center detailed in a newly filed lawsuit seem endless —...

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For Immediate Release: Man with Disability Held at City Jail Secures Shower After 160 Days & Lawsuit

City Agreement Comes Shortly After Court Granted Temporary Restraining Order Against Jail March 26, 2021 Today in federal court, the City of St. Louis committed to doing the right...

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ArchCity Defenders Files Lawsuit Against St. Clair County, Expanding Debtors’ Prison Litigation from St. Louis to Rural Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2020 Osceola, Mo. — ArchCity Defenders (ACD), a nonprofit law firm based in St. Louis filed a lawsuit in state court on behalf of...

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