December 11, 2018

            Jeffrey Cozzi was arrested for the robbery of one pharmacy and the attempted robbery of another. However, Cozzi was released after the police found no evidence linking him to the crimes. Cozzi sued Officer Cedrick Thomas, the City of Birmingham, Alabama, and several other law enforcement officers alleging a violation of his Fourth Amendment right to be free from unlawful arrest. Cozzi v. City of Birmingham, 892 F.3d 1288 (11th Cir. 2018),...

December 3, 2018

            In 2011, Officer Todd Raible was driving an unmarked patrol car through a neighborhood that had been experiencing an increase of daytime burglaries. Officer Raible witnessed two individuals acting suspiciously between two homes and requested backup prior to approaching the suspects.  Officer Jorge Carvajal responded to Officer Raible’s request for backup and, when he arrived, the officers approached the individuals. The suspects ran t...

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