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Family of Tucson man shot in motorized wheelchair files federal civil rights lawsuit

October 04, 2022 | Tucson NBC KVOA News 4

On Monday, Strang Bradley, attorneys for Richards’ family filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against both, Remington and the City Of Tucson “Our goal in filing this lawsuit is to seek some measure of justice on behalf of Mr. Richards and his family,” attorney John Bradley said. “It was a violation of Mr. Richards constitutional rights to be free from unreasonable seizure and to be free from discrimination because of his disability,” Bradley said. “Mr. Remington’s actions were unconscionable, unreasonable and an intentional disregard to Mr. Richards’ rights.”

Lawsuit filed against Tucson, police officer in fatal shooting of man in wheelchair

September 21, 2022 | Tucson ABC KGUN9

Filed Monday in federal court on behalf of Richards’ estate, the lawsuit’s wrongful death claim contends Remington never gave Richards warning he was going to shoot him, did not have his pepper spray on him as required and issued by the city and never drew the stun gun he carried. “That Remington fired the first eight shots at the back of Richards as he sat there confined in his wheelchair was unconscionable and disturbing. But the pause after the eighth shot, followed by the ninth shot, evidences Remington’s depraved state of mind and ought to shock the conscience of all human beings,” the lawsuit reads. Richards’ estate is being represented by Strang Bradley, a law firm based out of Madison, Wisc.

Family sues ex-Tucson cop for fatally shooting man in wheelchair

September 20, 2022 | Tucson Sentinel

A civil rights suit was filed Monday by the family of a 61-year-old man fatally shot in the back by a Tucson police officer last November. In the lawsuit, attorney John H. Bradley wrote that then-Officer Ryan Remington “intentionally” shot Richard Lee Richards in the back as he left the scene of a alleged shoplifting incident riding a motorized scooter, and the officer’s actions were “excessive, unjustifiable, and unnecessary force.” Remington was swiftly fired from the Tucson Police Department after the incident on Tucson’s South Side last year. The 18-page suit names Remington and the city of Tucson as defendants, and claims that Remington violated Richards’ right to be “free from unreasonable seizure.”

Family of man killed by former Tucson police officer files lawsuit

September 20, 2022 | Arizona Daily Star

The family of a man who was shot and killed by an off-duty Tucson police officer last year has filed a civil rights lawsuit against him and the city of Tucson.
The lawsuit was filed Monday in federal court on behalf of Richard Lee Richards and Victoria Richards, his sister, against Ryan Remington for fatally shooting Richards as he sat in his wheelchair, said John Bradley, attorney for the family and the estate. “Mr. Remington’s actions were unconscionable, unreasonable, and in intentional disregard of Mr. Richards’s rights,” Bradley said.

Off-Duty Arizona Cop Who Shot Man, 61, in Wheelchair from Behind Acted with ‘Depraved State of Mind’: Lawsuit

September 20, 2022 | Law & Crime

The sister of a disabled Arizona man who died after being shot multiple times by a police officer while using his wheelchair has sued the officer and city, claiming wrongful death and civil rights violations. Attorneys John Bradley and R. Rick Resch say in a complaint on behalf of Richards’ sister, Victoria Richards, that Richard Lee Richards didn’t have to die that night. “This lawsuit seeks to achieve a measure of justice for Richard Lee Richards and his survivors by establishing the obvious: An officer cannot shoot in the back and kill a slow-moving shoplifting suspect in a wheelchair, without warning, when no one is in imminent danger,” the complaint says.

Family of Richard Lee Richards files civil suit against City of Tucson, Remington

September 20, 2022 | Tucson ABC KGUN9

Strang Bradley files a civil lawsuit on behalf of the family of Richard Lee Richards against the City of Tucson and Ryan Remington, the former Tucson Police Officer who shot and killed Richards in November of 2021. “Mr. Remington’s shooting of Mr. Richards as he sat there in the wheelchair without using or even attempting to use any other method of non-deadly force is a violation of Mr. Richards’ constitutional rights to be free from unreasonable seizure, and to be free from discrimination because of his disability,” said Bradley.

Former Tucson officer Ryan Remington facing manslaughter charge for shooting armed suspect nine times

August 25, 2022 | CBS KOLD News 13

The former Tucson police officer who fatally shot an armed suspect in a mobility scooter last year has been indicted on a manslaughter charge. “Now that Mr. Remington has been indicted, Mr. Richards’s family will proceed with a civil rights lawsuit against Mr. Remington in the next few weeks,” said John Bradley of Strang Bradley, LLC. “A civil lawsuit is an important part of seeking justice for Mr. Richards and his family, too.”

Family says Calumet County Jail staff, medical staff ignored teen’s promise of suicide

August 22, 2022 | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Demetrius is one of the many victims of low-cost fixed-price contract jail healthcare,” said John Bradley, the family’s attorney. “This private for-profit healthcare contractor is financially motivated to provide substandard care, to deny expensive prescription medication, to restrict access to outside heath providers, to understaff nurses at the jail.”

Monona Grove High School student files lawsuit against staff for alleged ‘racially motivated’ search

June 02, 2022 |

Strang Bradley files a civil lawsuit on behalf of a Monona Grove High School student against four district staff members after they allegedly attempted an “unparticularized” and “racially motivated” search during a Black Student Union field trip last month. “The defendants humiliated him — in public and in front of his peers — for no reason other than that he’s a black male,” said Rick Resch, attorney for the student.

Russian national sues Mount Horeb

May 24, 2022 | Mount Horeb Mail

A Russian national is suing the village of Mount Horeb and two of its police officers for allegedly violating his constitutional rights when they seized his passport and social security card while searching his apartment. Seizing Kirill Konovalov’s personal documents exceeded the scope of the search warrant which only authorized the seizure of a variety of electronic devices, said Konovalov’s attorney, John Bradley.

Monona Grove High School student files civil rights lawsuit against district for ‘unreasonable’ drug search

May 24, 2022 | Wisconsin State Journal

Strang Bradley files a civil lawsuit on behalf of a Black Monona Grove High School junior against the district and four school staff members Monday alleging that an “unreasonable” attempted search for drugs was carried out by some of the staff members during a spring trip last month to Louisiana.

Monona’s insurer agrees to pay $150,000 to settle civil rights case brought by Black man detained by police

April 07, 2022 | Wisconsin State Journal

A federal judge ruled that officers violated 25-year-old Keonte Furdge’s Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure when they entered the home guns drawn without a warrant. “The most dangerous course of action was the one actually taken by Wedig and Wunsch,” Judge Peterson wrote.

Pima County Attorney’s Office reviewing incident in which off-duty police officer fatally shot man in mobility scooter

December 10, 2021 | CBS KOLD News 13

The Pima County Attorney’s Office has received evidence and is investigating the fatal officer-involved shooting that happened in Tucson on Monday, Nov. 29.

“Both she (Victoria) and this firm support a thorough, responsible, and focused review by the Pima County Attorney’s Office,” said John H. Bradley of Strang Bradley, LLC. Bradley then struck out against recent comments by Remington’s attorney Mike Storie. “What we do not support are the self-serving comments that former officer Ryan Remington continues to make through his lawyer,” Bradley said. “These don’t assist the investigation or accurately inform the public. Fundamentally, they are not fair.

James M. Shellow, criminal defense lawyer and masterful cross-examiner, dies at 95

November 04, 2021 | The Washington Post

“Jim was just at war with the universe,” said Dean Strang, one of his proteges. “He was the sort of guy who knocked the planet a couple of degrees off its axis — just an audacious and irresistible human being. And he just absolutely detested the deprivation of liberty.” Strang, a prominent criminal defense attorney for Steven Avery, whose murder trial was chronicled on the hit Netflix show “Making a Murderer,” remembers the evening Mr. Shellow hired him.

Thousands of missed police killings prove we must address systemic bias in forensic science

October 15, 2021 | The Washington Post

A new study from the University of Washington concludes that, over nearly 40 years, medical examiners and coroners undercounted killings by U.S. police by more than half. During that time, these officials missed or covered up more than 17,000 police killings between 1980 and 2018. Dean Strang is a criminal defense lawyer and law professor at Loyola University Chicago.

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