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10/3/2019

MS City: Man Killed In Police Mix-Up Had No Constitutional Rights; Was Illegal Immigrant

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‘The Story With Martha MacCallum’ / FOX News Network, LLC | 10/3/2019

 

9/30/2019

Mississippi lawyer argues man killed by police due to mistaken identity had ‘no rights’ because he wasn’t a citizen

  “An attorney representing a city in Mississippi has filed court documents arguing that an innocent a man shot by police due to a case of mistaken identity, should not be afforded any 4th or 14th Amendment protections due to the fact that he was not a US citizen at the time of the incident.” (Read More)

Blue Telusma / TheGrio.com | 9/30/2019

9/30/2019

City says man killed by police in case of mistaken identity had no constitutional rights because he wasn’t a citizen

 “An attorney for a city in Mississippi said in court documents a man who was shot by police in a case of mistaken identity has no Fourth or 14th Amendment protections because he was not a US citizen.” (Read More)

Ralph Ellis and Amir Vera, CNN | 9/30/2019

9/30/2019

City argues Constitution doesn’t protect undocumented immigrant killed by police

 “Police in Southaven, Mississippi, killed Ismael Lopez, an undocumented man, in 2017 after going to the wrong address.” (Read More)

Dominique Mosbergen / HuffPost | 9/30/2019

9/30/2019

After police shot the wrong man, city’s lawyer argues man didn’t have constitutional rights because he was undocumented

 “Undocumented man killed by police had no constitutional rights, city claims” (Read More)

Meghan Keneally / ABC News | 9/30/2019

9/29/2019

Mississippi police officers fatally shot a man in a wrong-door raid. The city says he had no constitutional rights because he was an undocumented immigrant.

 “Two years ago, police officers arrived at a Mississippi home in the middle of the night to execute a warrant. But they knocked on the wrong person’s door, a commotion ensued, and they shot the homeowner in the back of the head, state investigators said. (Read More)

Michelle Mark / Insider.com | 9/29/2019

9/27/2019

Family Plans to Sue Southaven over Police Killing

“The attorney for the family of Ismael Lopez has released a report by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.” (Read More)

DeltaDailyNews.com / VIRTUAL NEWSMAN NETWORK & DELTA RADIO NETWORK/.com | 9/27/2019

9/27/2019

La policía baleó a un migrante al acudir a la casa equivocada. Ahora le niegan una indemnización a su pareja

“La policía llegó buscando a otra persona por una agresión doméstica, pero se equivocó de casa e Ismael López resultó muerto. Ahora la ciudad de Southaven argumenta que por estar indocumentado, igual que su esposa, sus derechos no están amparados en la Constitución de Estados Unidos.” (Read More)

Univision | 9/27/2019

9/27/2019

Southaven Mississippi afirma que Ismael López no tenía derechos civiles ni constitucionales por ser indocumentado

“Los abogados de la viuda de Ismael López asesinado a tiros por la policía de Southaven Mississippi respondieron a través de una conferencia de prensa ante las declaraciones de la ciudad.”(Read More)

Manuel Duran / MemphisNoticias.com | 9/27/2019

9/27/2019

La policía baleó a un migrante al acudir a la casa equivocada. Ahora le niegan una indemnización a su pareja

“Hace dos años la policía acudió a un parque de casas móviles en Southaven, Mississippi, respondiendo a una llamada por violencia doméstica, y provocó una tragedia peor que la intentaba evitar: mató a un hombre que no provocó la llamada, Ismael López, de un tiro en la nuca” (Read More)

Ivette Leyva / Telemundo | 9/27/2019

9/27/2019

Southaven Mississippi afirma que Ismael López no tenía derechos civiles ni constitucionales por ser indocumentado

“Los abogados de la viuda de Ismael López asesinado a tiros por la policía de Southaven Mississippi respondieron a través de una conferencia de prensa ante las declaraciones de la ciudad.” (Read More)

Manuel Duran / MemphisNoticias.com | 9/27/2019

9/27/2019

An undocumented man was killed when cops went to the wrong home. The city claims he had no constitutional rights.

The attorneys for Ismael Lopez’s family are calling out the City of Southaven’s defense in the case.” (Read More)

Antonia Noori Farzan / The Washington Post | 9/27/2019

9/27/2019

Mississippi Cops Fatally Shot an Undocumented Man They Mistook for a Domestic Violence Suspect

 “Now, the city is trying to avoid a lawsuit by arguing he doesn’t have any constitutional rights.” (Read More)

Emma Ockerman / Vice News | 9/27/2019

9/26/2019

Attorneys Contest Legal Filing on Man Killed at Wrong Home

  “Lawyers for a Mississippi city where a man living in the country illegally was shot and killed in 2017 by officers who went to the wrong address say the man lacked constitutional rights.” (Read More)

U.S. News / Associated Press, Wire Service Content | 9/26/2019

9/26/2019

Southaven argues Constitution doesn’t protect unauthorized immigrant killed by police

 “In a civil lawsuit over the fatal shooting of Ismael Lopez by police, an attorney for the city of Southaven argued Lopez lacks constitutional rights because of his prior criminal record and unauthorized immigration status – an argument that lawyers for the Lopez family reject as “insane.”(Read More)

Daniel Connolly / Memphis Commercial Appeal | 9/26/2019

9/26/2019

Attorneys for man killed by police blast ‘ludicrous’ stance made by Southaven

 “The family of Ismael Lopez has filed a $20-million wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Southaven, the chief of Southaven Police, and the officers involved in Lopez’s death.” (Read More)

 

2019 WMCTVActionNews5.com | 9/26/2019

9/26/2019

Family of man killed by Southaven Police says city claims he had no civil, constitutional rights

 “Attorneys for the widow of the man shot dead by Southaven Police in 2017 when they mistakenly went to the wrong house are slamming the city.” (Read More)

Shay Arthur / WREG.com / Nextstar Broadcasting, Inc. | 9/26/2019

9/26/2019

New call for justice from family of Ismael Lopez after Southaven Police went to wrong house and shot and killed him in 2017

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WATN / Localmemphis.com / TEGNA Inc. | 9/26/2019

June 22, 2019

Southaven, officers sued in Lopez shooting case

“It may still be about two years before some resolution comes to the issue, but the family of a slain Southaven man mistakenly shot and killed by two police officers has brought their case to a federal court.” (Read More)

Bob Bakken / DeSoto Times-Tribune

June 20, 2019

$20-million lawsuit: “This is the worst case of a police shooting that I’m aware” says attorney for family of Ismael Lopez

“The family of the man shot and killed by Southaven Police two years ago is now suing the city. Ismael Lopez was killed when officers served a warrant at the wrong home.” (Read More)

Jeni Diprizio / localmemphis.com / 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting Inc.

June 20, 2019

$20-million wrongful death lawsuit filed against Southaven and police by family of Ismael Lopez

“The family of Ismael Lopez has filed a $20-million wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Southaven, the chief of Southaven Police, and the officers involved in Lopez’s death.” (Read More)

2019 Nexstar Broadcasting Inc.

June 20, 2019

Family of Ismael Lopez files federal lawsuit against Southaven

“The widow of Ismael Lopez has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Southaven, Southaven Police Department and its officers.” (Read More)

WMC Action News 5

June 20, 2019

Family of man shot, killed by police sue city of Southaven, officers

“The family of Ismael Lopez, the man that was shot and killed by police nearly two years ago, has filed a lawsuit against the city of Southaven, the police chief and the two officers involved in his death.” (Read More)

Eryn Taylor and Jessica Gertler | WREG News Channel 3

May 4, 2019

‘I’m finna go turn up’: BlocBoy JB released from jail, performs at BSMF hours later

“Memphis rap star BlockBoy JB performed at Beale Street Music Festival Friday night, despite being arrested that morning on several criminal charges. He was released from jail around 4:45 p.m. Friday.” (Read More)

2019 Cox Media Group

May 3, 2019

Memphis Rapper BlocBoy JB Arrested Again on Gun, Drug Charges

“Memphis rapper BlocBoy JB (real boy James Baker) was arrested on gun and drug charges for the second time in three months, Memphis, Tennessee Fox affiliate WHBQ reports.” (Read More)

Jon Blistein / 2019 Rolling Stone, LLC

Apr. 30, 2019

Group of veterans taking legal action against company that issued ‘defective’ ear plugs to soldiers

“A group of veterans who now suffer from hearing loss and other hearing disabilities are working to take legal action against the company that made defective ear plugs they used in battle.” (Read More)

Jeremy Pierre / FOX 13 / Cox Media Group

Apr. 4, 2019

Southaven doctor indicted on sexual battery charges

“A Desoto County grand jury has indicted a Southaven doctor on numerous charges of sexually assaulting patients.” (Read More)

Eryn Taylor / WREG News Channel 3

Apr. 3, 2019

Attorneys: More victims to come forward against gynecologist accused of sexual assault

“A press conference was held Wednesday regarding a Mid-South obstetrician-gynecologist accused of sexually assaulting his patients.” (Read More)

WMC Action News 5

Mar. 28, 2019

Local I-Team: Lawsuit Filed Over Blue Suede Brigade In Downtown Memphis

A federal class action lawsuit claims parking tickets written in downtown Memphis by the “Blue Suede Brigade” are illegal. (Read More)

Jeni Diprizio / Localmemphis.com / Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.

Mar. 25, 2019

Eight MPD officers disciplined, impound lot employee fired following investigation of body found in van

“Eight Memphis police officers have been disciplined and a city impound lot employee fired following an internal investigation into why a man’s body was not found in the back of a van for 49 days.” (Read More)

Daily Memphian

Mar. 23, 2019

Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings says mistakes were made in body in van investigation

“Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings says mistakes were made in body in van investigation.” (Read More)

Siobhan Riley / FOX 13 / Cox Media Group

Mar. 22, 2019

Memphis police disciplines officers after man found in back of van after weeks in MPD impound lot

“Days after an exclusive report by FOX13’s Greg Coy, the Memphis Police Department released detailed information regarding the discipline for nine officers. The disclipine is related to the case of a man who was found dead in the back of a van in the MPD impound lot for 49 days.” (Read More)

Greg Coy / FOX 13 / Cox Media Group

Mar. 22, 2019

MPD officers disciplined, third suspect sought in case of body found in impound lot

“Eight officers and a civilian worker were disciplined following the investigation into a body that was found in a police impound lot in December 2017, and another suspect in the man’s death is still at-large, Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings said Friday.” (Read More)

Mitchell Koch and Luke Jones / WREG News Channel 3

Feb. 28, 2019

BlocBoy JB’s attorney ‘confident’ charges will be dismissed against Memphis rapper

“Memphis rapper BlocBoy JB was arrested Thursday on theft, marijuana and a gun charge and turned himself in, accompanied by legal counsel, to a judge.” (Read More)

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Feb. 28, 2019

Rapper BlocBoy JB released on bond

“Memphis rapper BlocBoy JB waJames Baker, also known as BlocBoy JB, posted a $50,000 bond Thursday.” (Read More)

WMC Action News 5

Feb. 15, 2019

Tugboat had previous problems before sinking, attorney says

“The National Transportation Safety Board has released new details about the final moments on board a tugboat that sank in the Mississippi River.” (Read More)

WMC Action News 5

Feb. 15, 2019

NTSB report details what caused tow boat to sink in Mississippi River, killing 2 people

“A report detailed new information about a tow boat that sank in the Mississippi River in 2017, killing a man and his step-son.” (Read More)

Jeremy Pierre / FOX 13 / Cox Media Group

Feb. 7, 2019

Attorney for Ismael Lopez family says MBI report contradicts police statements

“The attorney for the family of Ismael Lopez has released findings from a report by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.” (Read More)

WMC Action News 5

Feb. 2, 2019

More than 100 U.S. veterans suing company that issued ‘defective’ ear plugs to soldiers

“A local army veteran wants to hold a company responsible for giving members of the U.S. Army “defective” ear plugs to use in battle.” (Read More)

Jeremy Pierre / FOX 13 / Cox Media Group

Dec. 12, 2018

Former MPD officer’s cases under review after federal indictment

“The Shelby County District Attorney’s office and other criminal defense attorneys are now reviewing every investigation former Memphis police officer Sam Blue touched.” (Read More)

Jessica Gertler WREG News Channel 3

Oct. 11, 2018

Lawsuit filed against city, police after man’s body was left in van for 49 days

“Attorneys representing the family of the man whose body was left in a van for seven weeks at the Memphis Police Department impound lot have filed a wrongful-death and negligence lawsuit against the city of Memphis and police director Michael Rallings.” (Read More)

Daily Memphian

Sept. 12, 2018

Officers at Wrong Address ID’d in Fatal Shooting of Man

“A recently released autopsy report says a man was shot in the back of his head and killed when two Mississippi police officers entered the wrong home last year.” (Read More)

The Associated Press

Aug. 10, 2018

ACLU wins favorable ruling from judge in advance of Memphis police spying trial

“A federal judge has ruled the city of Memphis gathered “political intelligence” against activists, delivering a win for the ACLU of Tennessee in advance of an upcoming trial on police spying.” (Read More)

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Jul. 26, 2018

Ismael Lopez case: Family’s lawyer says prosecutor could have obtained indictment if he wanted

“A lawyer for the family of Ismael Lopez, the man shot at his home last year, Thursday cited the old saying that a prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich.” (Read More)

Daniel Connoly / Memphis Commercial Appeal

Jul. 2, 2018

At least 19 Memphis officers involved in the investigation after man’s body left in van

“At least 19 Memphis police officers took part in the investigation of a man’s body left in a van for seven weeks, but the matter remains unclear how many actually were on the scene at the time and failed to discover the body.”  (Read More)

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Jun. 4, 2018

Officer will not be charged in deadly shooting that shut down I-40

“The West Memphis Police officer who shot and killed a man who led police on an interstate chase will not be charged.”  (Read More)

WMC Action News 5

Jun. 4, 2018

Man left for 49 days in impound lot could’ve survived with medical attention, attorney say

“Autopsy results are in for the man who was left to die in a Memphis Police Department impound lot.”  (Read More)

WMC Action News 5

Apr. 23, 2018

Cops Kill DREAMer’s Father After Hitting the Wrong House

“Ismael Lopez was killed by police who came to his home in the middle of the night looking for an alleged domestic abuser who actually lived across the street. Nearly a year later, the authorities continue to shield the identities of the cops who killed him and won’t allow for a public accounting of the many mishaps that led to Lopez’s needless death.”  (Read More)

Anthony Fisher / The Daily Beast Company

Oct. 13, 2017

Evicted family sues mobile home park for racial discrimination

“A Lakeland mobile home park is coming under fire, accused of discriminating against Hispanic families.”  (Read More)

Nina Harrelson / WREG News Channel 3

Sept. 11, 2017

Lawsuit alleges Shelby Co. owned strip club, failed to close it under nuisance order

“A lawsuit, expected to be filed in Shelby County Circuit Court Wednesday, will allege the county owned a troubled strip club in defiance of its own order to shut it down.”  (Read More)

Andy Wise / WMC Action News 5

Jul. 28, 2017

Lawyer: Police shot Ismael Lopez in back of the head

“An attorney for the family of Ismael Lopez, the auto mechanic fatally shot by police in Southaven, says he was killed by a single gunshot to the back of the head.”  (Read More)

Daniel Connolly / Commercial Appeal / USA TODAY NETWORK

Jul. 27, 2017

Mississippi cops went to the wrong house and killed an innocent man. A grand jury just refused to indict them.

“After just over a year, we finally have some news about the death of Ismael Lopez. Last year, police in Southaven, Mississippi, mistakenly went to Lopez’s home in search of a man wanted on a domestic violence warrant. They had gone to the wrong house.”  (Read More)

Radley Balko / The Washington Post

Mar. 31, 2016

Officer in Darrius Stewart shooting case retires with disability pay from city

“Memphis Police officer Connor Schilling, who shot and killed 19-year-old Darrius Stewart last year, will retire Friday with line-of-duty disability payments, putting a hold on an in-house investigation despite an ongoing review of the case by the Department of Justice.”  (Read More)

Ryan Poe of The Commercial Appeal

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