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Autistic boy mistaken for drug user, tackled by police officer
January 22, 2018
BUCKEYE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - The family of a 14-year-old autistic boy plans to sue the City of Buckeye for $5 million after a confrontation between the teen and an officer made headlines last summer.
September 19, 2017
This New York Times article documents the Buckeye, AZ police department's treatment of autistic boy Connor L., and calls for better training and awareness regarding autism.
September 21, 2017
CBS NEWS September 21, 2017. A teenager with autism in Arizona is speaking out about a confrontation with a police officer that left him with multiple cuts and bruises. The 21-minute encounter at a park in Buckeye, outside Phoenix, was caught on the officer's body camera. The cop tackled the boy after mistaking his mannerisms for signs of drug use.
Orange County Jail Scandal Fallout
January 24, 2018
“But the defense lawyer produced a Perry Mason moment. Scott read the deputy a line he’d written in a crime report about [the snitch’s] informant work. . . .”
February 24, 2018
Govey’s attorney, Timothy Scott, had argued that Larson and other deputies caught up in the informant scandal were angered by the earlier attempted-murder charges against Govey being dismissed, and decided to settle the score by overstating the evidence in the drug case.
February 28, 2018
“I believe Mr. Govey’s 6th Amendment rights to a speedy trial, compulsory process and confrontation have been been denied by the government’s failure to timely disclose material documents that Mr. Govey needs to expose percipient witnesses’ bias against him and to attack their character for truthfulness”
Vault PK construction failure leaves 21 children and adults injured
November 16, 2017
The owner of a Barrio Logan building where 21 children and two adults were hurt over the weekend when a platform and stairwell collapsed violated important city safety codes. . . .City inspectors also found that many construction improvements inside the building were done without permits and the required inspections.
November 12, 2017
Scott Trial Lawyers represents multiple plantiffs in the Vault PK incident.