Cleveland, Ohio, January 13, 2015. Federal Judge Lesley Wells has ruled that the City of Cleveland and several police officers must stand trial for the death of Rodney Brown. He was stopped on New Year’s Eve 2010. Officers pushed him on to the back of his car while questioning him and then tased and wrestled with him. When he complained that he could not breathe an officer stated, “Who gives a f***. ” Brown was placed in a police zone car where he stopped breathing altogether. When EMS finally arrived he was dead. Al Gerhardstein is representing Mr. Brown along with attorney David Malik of Cleveland. No trial date has been set.
Gerhardstein & Branch along with the Innocence Project announce Landmark Civil Rights Settlement with the City of Cincinnati for an Independent Audit of Homicide DNA Evidence
(Cincinnati, OH — September 14, 2020) The New York-based Innocence Project and Cincinnati law firm Gerhardstein & Branch have negotiated a...
Inside Your Police Force: A Black officer’s perspective and how history impacts community relations today
On Sunday, August 16, Tommy Britt would have turned 27 years old if he had not died after being denied medical help at the Hamilton County Jail...