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January 31, 2018

Police K-9s Continue to Pose Problems for Law Enforcement

GBBS civil rights attorneys recently filed three federal lawsuits in the wake of the $2 million Frank Baker settlement. Baker settled with St. Paul in 2017 for what was the largest settlement the City has agreed to pay. Baker had been hospitalized for two weeks due to a police K-9 […]
January 29, 2018

Robert Bennett on HLN – Freeman convenes grand jury to get 35 Minneapolis police officers to cooperate in the Ruszczyk investigation

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman has convened a grand jury to gather evidence regarding Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor’s shooting of Justine Damond Ruszczyk. So far, 35 Minneapolis police officers have been subpoenaed to testify, including Matthew Harrity, Noor’s partner the night Justine was killed. GBBS’s Robert Bennett spoke with […]
January 27, 2018

Robert Bennett named Attorney of the Year

GBBS’s Robert Bennett was named a 2017 Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer for his work with the family of Philando Castile.  Castile was shot and killed by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez on July 6, 2016.  Castile had been pulled over and informed Yanez that he had a […]
January 26, 2018

Robert Bennett featured on ABC Australia regarding Justine Damond Ruszczyk shooting

GBBS’s Robert Bennett was interviewed by ABC Australia regarding Minneapolis police officer Noor’s July 15, 2017 shooting of Justine Damond Ruszczyk.  The feature provides a glimpse into Justine’s life and the aftermath of Justine’s death.  The written portion can be found here and the 30 minute video can be viewed at Australian Story.
June 1, 2017

Robert Bennett, Andrew Noel and Katie Bennett Obtain $1.75 Million Settlement for Federal Civil Rights Action stemming from Hwy 212 Shooting

Robert Bennett, Andrew Noel and Katie Bennett recently settled a federal civil rights action brought on behalf of the next of kin of Dawn Marie Pfister, who was shot and killed by Defendant Brady Juell of the Chaska Police Department on Highway 212 in Eden Prairie, MN on February 7, […]
May 31, 2017

Recent Police Misconduct Settlement by Robert Bennett, Andrew Noel and Katie Bennett Marks Largest in St. Paul’s History

Robert Bennett, Andrew Noel and Katie Bennett recently settled the federal civil rights action stemming from Frank Baker’s encounter with St. Paul Police officers on June 24, 2016.  Video footage of the incident shows Baker being viciously attacked by St. Paul Police officer Ficcadenti’s police K9 and kicked three times in […]
December 30, 2016

Steve Gaskins, Andrew Birrell and Timothy Schupp Featured in Super Lawyers Business Edition

The Super Lawyers Business Edition features the nation’s top attorneys in business practice areas.  To qualify for inclusion in this nationwide directory, the attorneys must have demonstrated excellence in practice areas useful to business, as well as having been selected to a 2016 or 2017 Super Lawyers list.  Three of […]
December 8, 2016

Robert Bennett and Paul Dworak Named Minnesota Lawyer’s 2016 Attorneys of the Year

Members of the Reid Sagehorn Litigation Team, including GBBS partners Robert Bennett and Paul Dworak, along with Joe Friedberg and Ron Rosenbaum, were chosen as 2016 Attorneys of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer.  Sagehorn, a former honor student and two-sport varsity captain who was suspended, expelled, and forced to withdraw […]
November 7, 2016

St. Paul Police Chief Apologizes to GBBS Client Attacked by K9 and Kicked by Officer

Video footage that was recently released depicts Frank Baker’s disturbing June 24, 2016 encounter with St. Paul Police officers.  In the video, Baker is viciously attacked by St. Paul Police officer Ficcadenti’s police K9 and kicked three times in the ribs by officer Palkowitsch, while he was trying to comply […]
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