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TL Civil Rights Lawsuit against Tacoma Police Department

September 11th, 2017Posted By: Vito

Tamaki Law is currently scheduled for trial in the Federal District Court in Tacoma in a case against the Tacoma Police Department, Simon Properties and Universal Protection Services, a private security company, for brutalizing a 15 year old African American girl who was riding her bike through the Mall parking lot. Video of the brutal […]

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Lawsuit for 2014 sexual assault brought against local school district

August 30th, 2017Posted By: Megan

Contributor: Yakima Herald Republic - Donald W. Meyers

YAKIMA, Wash. — The family of a former Franklin Middle School student is suing the Yakima School District, alleging officials failed to protect her from an employee who raped her when she was 12. In the suit filed Monday in Yakima County Superior Court, the family says paraeducator Aristeo Garcia-Rubio was suspended for inappropriate contact […]

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Former student sues Yakima School District in sexual assault case

August 30th, 2017Posted By: Megan

Contributor: KIMA TV - Trisha McCauley

YAKIMA, Wash. – A former student is suing Yakima School District (YSD) on claims that she was sexually assaulted by a school employee at Franklin Middle School. The lawsuit alleges that school district employee, Aristeo Garcia-Rubio, 33, talked to the 12-year-old student about boyfriends during and after school and walked her home after school throughout […]

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Montana reservations reportedly ‘dumping grounds’ for predatory priests

August 17th, 2017Posted By: Megan

Contributor: Great Falls Tribune - Seaborn Larson

HAYS – For decades, even lifetimes, the Catholic Church refused to turn in priests with known pasts of sexually abusing children, women and men. The story is known in as many corners of the world as the Catholic Church exists, including Montana’s two dioceses. Hundreds of victims have come forward with stories of abuse from […]

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Good Child Welfare Metrics May Help Avert Lawsuits

August 7th, 2017Posted By: Megan

Contributor: Daniel Pollack, MSSA (MSW), JD

Today’s child welfare administrators, supervisors, and front-line staff need real-time information for real-time concerns. So do the clients, regulators, advocates, and journalists that have an interest in the agency. Without immediate access to relevant data, tragedies—otherwise preventable—may occur. And, as we all know, lawsuits frequently follow tragedies. Child welfare workers need to be able to […]

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