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 […]
November 2, 2016

GBBS Partner Andrew Noel called on to discuss Jamar Clark shooting

The Minneapolis Police Department recently concluded its internal investigation into the November 15, 2015 shooting death of Jamar Clark by MPD officers Riggenberg and Schwarze.  The result: neither officer will be disciplined.  As Andrew Noel stated in an interview with KSTP, the conclusion is not that surprising given that a […]
November 2, 2016

Robert Bennett of GBBS presents at Congressional Briefing

Washington, D.C.:  On November 1, 2016, Robert Bennett of GBBS presented at a Congressional Briefing, where he discussed police brutality and excessive force.  He noted the importance of video evidence in such instances, as it has helped increase public awareness on these topics.  Further, video evidence has been beneficial in […]
September 15, 2016

Robert Bennett, Andrew Noel and Katie Bennett Settle Federal Civil Rights Action for $1.45 Million

Robert Bennett, Andrew Noel and Katie Bennett recently settled a federal civil rights action brought on behalf of the next of kin of Kyle Allan Baxter-Jensen, who committed suicide at the Stearns County Jail in December of 2010.  Kyle was a mentally ill man who was incarcerated at the Stearns […]
September 15, 2016

Seven GBBS Attorneys Recognized as “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” 2016

GBBS is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been selected as “Super Lawyers” for 2016:  Steve Gaskins, Robert Bennett, Andrew Birrell, Timothy Schupp and Andrew Noel.  Additionally, GBBS attorneys Ryan Vettleson and Katie Bennett have been listed as “Rising Stars” for 2016. Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters business, […]
May 5, 2016

GBBS Attorneys File Multiple Multimillion-Dollar Lawsuits Against St. Paul Sgt. Heather Weyker, the City of St. Paul and Others

In 2010, numerous individuals were indicted for “child sex trafficking” based on an investigation that stretched from St. Paul to Tennessee. The lead agent working the case was Heather Weyker. An appeals judge found that Heather Weyker “likely exaggerated or fabricated important aspects of this story” and that the “district […]
March 16, 2016

Robert Bennett, Andrew Noel and Katie Bennett Obtain Grand Jury Transcripts in Officer Involved Shooting

In December 2015, Robert Bennett, Andrew Noel and Katie Bennett petitioned the Hennepin County District Court for the disclosure of grand jury materials relating to the deaths of Dawn Pfister and Matthew Serbus. Shortly thereafter, in a December 29, 2015 Order, Judge Daniel Mabley authorized the release of the grand […]
December 10, 2015

Robert Bennett and Paul Dworak Win $425,000 Settlement in the High-Profile, Reid Sagehorn Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit.

Robert Bennett and Paul Dworak filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Reid Sagehorn, the former honor student and two-sport varsity captain who was suspended, expelled, and forced to withdraw from Rogers High School because of a two-word, sarcastic tweet he posted outside of school hours, off school grounds, […]
October 6, 2015

GBBS Partners Robert Bennett and Ryan Vettleson Settle Police Brutality Suit Against Minneapolis Officer

Robert Bennett and Ryan Vettleson recently settled an excessive force case against Minneapolis Police Officer Tyrone Barze on behalf of Madelyn Milton.  Ms. Milton and three friends, all of whom are in professional or graduate school, got in a dispute with a cab driver.  Officer Barze responded to the scene and […]
September 11, 2015

Minnesota Lawyer on Free Speech and the Reid Sagehorn Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit

Recently, Minnesota Lawyer analyzed free speech within the context of schools and the time of “social media panic.” The article highlighted one ongoing case in Minnesota – the Reid Sagehorn matter.  Robert Bennett and Paul Dworak of GBBS, the attorneys for Sagehorn, provided their take on the status of the […]