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Archive for May, 2012

Woman accuses two Pasco officers of using excessive force and discrimination

May 14th, 2012Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

Contributor: Lisa Loevsky - KNDO.com

KENNEWICK, Wash. —  A Pasco woman filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the City of Pasco claiming two officers  wrongfully detained her and used unreasonable and excessive force on her three years ago. 33 year old Maria Davila-Marquaz  says the police were looking for a teenage girl who caused a disturbance when they saw her […]

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Woman sues Pasco for 2009 run-in with police

May 14th, 2012Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

Contributor: Michelle Dupler - Tri-City Herald

Three years after it happened, Maria Davila-Marquez can’t shake the memory of the day two Pasco police officers handcuffed her and pushed her against a car — bruising her arm and burning her face on the hot car hood. She can’t forget being charged with hindering the police even after it was determined she wasn’t […]

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New victims join lawsuit against Helena Diocese and Ursuline Sisters

May 10th, 2012Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

Contributor: Char-Koosta News

HELENA — Eighteen new victims have added their names to litigation against the Helena Roman Catholic Diocese and Ursuline Nuns, Montana attorney Vito de la Cruz announced last week. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena consists of numerous parishes, including: St. Ignatius Parish and Mission; St. Xavier Mission Parish; the Ursuline Academy; and, St. Joseph’s […]

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New victims join lawsuit against diocese and Ursuline sisters

May 3rd, 2012Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

Contributor: GreatFallsTribune.com

Eighteen new victims added their names to litigation against the Helena Diocese and Ursuline nuns for abuse they allege took place when they were children at Catholic parishes and boarding schools in Montana, according to a Tuesday news release from their Montana attorney, Vito de la Cruz. The amended complaint adding the new victims was […]

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18 join sex abuse lawsuit against Helena diocese

May 3rd, 2012Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

Contributor: Sanjay Talwani - Helena Independent Record

One of two major sex abuse lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena grew Tuesday with the addition of 18 plaintiffs, bringing the total to 76 alleged victims in that case. Vito de la Cruz, a lawyer for the plaintiffs with the Yakima, Wash.-based Tamaki Law Firm, said more plaintiffs are still to come. […]

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