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Police Accountability

Bernie Kliena Police Accountability InjusticeAttorneys at Relman, Dane & Colfax have extensive experience bringing civil cases on behalf of victims of police misconduct.  For example, our attorneys have litigated cases regarding the racially motivated arrest and prosecution by a drug task force of a group of African Americans, the assault of an immigrant of Arab descent by off-duty police officers, and an unconstitutional strip search.  The Firm has also provided monitoring of a consent decree with a police department.  We bring claims for violation of the rights under the United States Constitution to equal protection under the law, to due process, to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, as well as claims for unlawful arrest or imprisonment and malicious prosecution.  The firm does not provide criminal defense representation, but instead represents individuals in pursuing their civil rights.

Police Accountability Archives

  • Relman, Dane & Colfax Sues Nation's Largest Private Prisoner Transportation Company for Prisoner Abuse

  • Relman, Dane & Colfax filed a Complaint today in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia on behalf of Edward Kovari against Prisoner Transportation Services and two of its subsidiaries (PTS). Mr. Kovari alleges that PTS subjected him to extreme and inhumane conditions of confinement over 18 days while transporting him from Winchester, Virginia to Houston, Texas, in an overcrowded prison transport van. To read more and the Complaint click here.

  • City of Myrtle Beach Sued for Discriminatory Treatment of African-American Tourists

  • On February 27, 2018, the NAACP, its Myrtle Beach branch, and three individuals filed a complaint and motion for preliminary injunction in United States District Court for the District of South Carolina alleging that the City of Myrtle Beach and its police department discriminate against Black Bike Week participants, who are largely African American. The Plaintiffs are represented by Relman, Dane & Colfax, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the NAACP Office of the General Counsel, and the Law Office of Peter Wilborn. To read more click here.