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Attorneys Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci Representing the Family of George Floyd Offer Platform for Federal Police Reform

Posted on: December 22nd, 2020 by Romanucci & Blandin
Recommendations to establish a national standard for policing and chart the path forward to restore trust between police and Black Americans TALLAHASSEE and CHICAGO—Civil rights and personal injury attorneys Ben Crump of Ben Crump Law and Antonio Romanucci of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, who represent the family of George Floyd, today announced a platform of reforms to create lasting police reform in America. The series of federal recommendations aim to increase the level of trust between p ... Read More

Waukegan police shooting victim Tafara Williams says she and boyfriend Marcellis Stinnette were unarmed and did not drive at officer

Posted on: October 27th, 2020 by Romanucci & Blandin
Civil rights attorneys Ben Crump, Antonio M. Romanucci and William Pintas call for full transparency in deadly shooting CHICAGO (October 27, 2020)—Ben Crump Law, Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, Pintas & Mullins and their client, 20-year-old Tafara Williams, are calling for Waukegan, Illinois police to release all details related to the October 20, 2020 shooting that seriously injured Williams and killed her boyfriend, 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette. Williams, who remains hospitalized, is t ... Read More

Civil Rights Attorneys Ben Crump, Antonio M. Romanucci and William Pintas join Jeff Edwards representing family of Javier Ambler II

Posted on: October 26th, 2020 by Romanucci & Blandin
Civil lawsuit filed against Williamson County, Texas, for death by police that was filmed for reality TV show AUSTIN, TEXAS (October 26, 2020) – Civil rights attorney Jeff Edwards is joined by Attorneys Ben Crump, Antonio M. Romanucci and William Pintas to announce the filing of a civil lawsuit on behalf of the family of Javier Ambler II, for his death in police custody on March 28, 2019. Ambler died after being tased multiple times by police. The final moments of his life were captured on vi ... Read More

Civil Rights Attorneys Ben Crump And Antonio M. Romanucci Issue Statement On Firing Of Waukegan Police Officer Who Shot A Young Black Couple, Killing One And Seriously Injuring Another

Posted on: October 24th, 2020 by Romanucci & Blandin
CHICAGO (October 23, 2020)—Romanucci & Blandin, LLC and Ben Crump Law have statement below from Attorneys Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci, who represent 20-year-old Tafara Williams, who was shot and seriously injured by a police officer in Waukegan, Illinois this week, in an incident that also killed her boyfriend, 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette. "The firing of the officer involved in this week's tragic and senseless shooting in Waukegan is a first step in police accountability, but do ... Read More

Civil Rights Attorneys Ben Crump And Antonio M. Romanucci Represent Waukegan Police Shooting Victim Tafara Williams

Posted on: October 24th, 2020 by Romanucci & Blandin
CHICAGO (October 23, 2020)—Romanucci & Blandin, LLC and Ben Crump Law announce they have been retained to represent 20-year-old Tafara Williams, who was shot and seriously injured by police in suburban Waukegan, Illinois Tuesday night. William’s 19-year-old boyfriend, Marcellis Stinnette, was also shot in that encounter and died of his injuries. Both Williams and Stinnette are Black. The police narrative is that the officer fired shots at a vehicle driven by Stinnette, which was reversin ... Read More


Posted on: July 30th, 2018 by Romanucci & Blandin
Romanucci & Blandin, Action Injury Law Group file suit on behalf of grieving family Chicago, IL (July 30, 2018)—Attorneys from Romanucci & Blandin, LLC and the Action Injury Law Group, LLC, today filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Chicago police officer Sheldon Thrasher and the City of Chicago for the unjustified shooting death of Maurice Granton Jr. The 24-year-old African American man was fatally shot in the back on June 6 by Officer Thrasher in the Bronzeville neighborhood. The ... Read More

The Modern Civil Rights Era and Police Accountability Antonio M. Romanucci

Posted on: March 27th, 2018 by Romanucci & Blandin
When the term “civil rights” is invoked, many think of images of Martin Luther King, Jr. standing at the forefront of a street march protesting or standing at a podium challenging the leaders of this country for equality and inclusion. However, the reality is that civil rights is far older than MLK and from its genesis, it has evolved into something far more prevalent which dominates the news headlines of today. How ,any times do you think you have recited the pledge of allegiance? Sure ... Read More

City Hall Fumble Leads to Abrupt Settlement in ‘Code of Silence’ Lawsuit

Posted on: December 13th, 2017 by Romanucci & Blandin
Last week the city of Chicago, in a stunning turn of events surrendered in the middle of closing arguments, reaching a settlement with lawyers representing relatives of two victims who lost their lives in a fiery crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway back in 2009. The civil trial into whether a police code of silence allowed veteran CPD homicide Detective Joseph Frugoli – an admitted alcoholic – to drive drunk without fear of consequences when he killed the two young men was upended earlier last ... Read More


Posted on: November 1st, 2017 by Romanucci & Blandin
$44.7 Million Dollar Verdict is Largest ever returned in a Police Misconduct Lawsuit involving the City of Chicago and in the State of Illinois CHICAGO (FRIDAY, OCT. 27, 2017) — Romanucci & Blandin, LLC announced today that the City of Chicago has been found liable in the civil rights case brought by their client, Michael LaPorta.  The jury impaneled before U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber issued its verdict, finding Chicago Police Officer Patrick Kelly responsible for shooting La ... Read More

Investigation Into Chicago’s Law Department Federal Civil Rights Litigation Division

Posted on: February 24th, 2017 by Romanucci & Blandin
Right after the Department of Justice released their harsh report on the weaknesses and failings of the Chicago Police Department, 11 city alderman wrote a letter to the attorney general and asked for an investigation into the Chicago Law Department. These aldermen make up the City Council’s Progressive Caucus, and they’re concerned that the Law Department is a key factor in enabling police misconduct to continue here in the city.  What is one of the ways they do this? By withholding inf ... Read More

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