REID COLLINS FILES CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT AGAINST ST. TAMMANY PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE DEPUTIES AS PART OF ACLU OF LOUISIANA’S JUSTICE LAB INITIATIVE
On May 3, 2021, in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, Reid Collins & Tsai LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of Teliah Perkins, a Black woman from Slidell, Louisiana, against two St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies for violently arresting Ms. Perkins at her own home in response to a minor traffic violation she did not commit. Video of the incident showing the deputies pressing Ms. Perkins’ face and chest into the pavement and threatening to Taser her child for recording the unlawful arrest can be seen here.
Reid Collins is proud to be a part of the ACLU of Louisiana’s litigation campaign to challenge racially discriminatory policing practices. The initiative, called “Justice Lab: Putting Racist Policing on Trial,” seeks, over time and in a sustained fashion, to bring up to 1,000 cases in Louisiana challenging racially-motivated stops and seizures under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments and any other applicable laws. By focusing intensive efforts on a single state, Justice Lab aims to test the impact that litigation has on police conduct.
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Click here to view the Perkins complaint.
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