- September 14, 2021
Nationally renowned civil rights attorneys Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci launched a call-a-thon that will run through September 16, asking supporters to call their U.S. Senators to urge them to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. The campaign’s goal is to generate 50,000 calls to senators in 50 hours.
- October 14, 2021
Romanucci & Blandin, LLC and Pitt McGehee Palmer Bonanni and Rivers together announce the filing of a civil lawsuit for the police shooting death of Oscar Herrera in Hillsdale County, Michigan. Adam Burlew, a Deputy from the Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Department shot and killed Mr. Herrera on April 28. 2021. Initial reports say Deputies were called to Mr. Herrera’s home in Reading Township after complaints about his dog, but when the Deputy arrived both the dog and Herrera were inside his home. The dog later bit the Deputy, who shot and killed the animal. The 32-year-old was upset about the death of his dog, and police say Mr. Herrera confronted the Deputy and was shot and killed at the scene.
- December 20, 2021
- February 7, 2022
Following the death of Amir Locke, Antonio Romanucci testifies on the need to curtail no-knock warrants to the Minneapolis Policy & Government Oversight Committee.
- April 18, 2022
- Race in America: The Legacy of George Floyd: Antonio Romanucci on George Floyd Justice and Policing ActMay 23, 2022
Founding Partner Antonio M. Romanucci tells the Washington Post's Robert Samuels: “I could use much stronger language over the fact that the George Floyd Police Reform Act was not passed. We had no better opportunity… to have wide-ranging, wide-sweeping reform in policing, and we blew it.”
- Antonio Romanucci on recent Minnesota Department of Human Rights report about the city’s police departmentMay 24, 2022
“The Minneapolis police department has a pattern and practice of racial discrimination against Black people over White people without question. It is so wide ranging in terms of how big this scope is in their discrimination… Whether it needs more funding or less funding, probably more funding to figure out what went wrong there, that’s what they need in order to get this done. And so do a lot of other police departments.” Antonio M. Romanucci
- June 20, 2022
- July 6, 2022
Romanucci & Blandin is calling for accountability and justice related to excessive force conduct used by an alleged off-duty Chicago Police Officer on a 14-year-old honor student in Park Ridge, Illinois on July 1. The boy is Puerto Rican-American and the officer is white. The incident happened outside the Starbucks at Euclid and Northwest Highway, and the videotape of the encounter has gone viral, showing the man forcefully taking the boy to the ground, putting him in a prone position on his stomach and then putting a knee on the boy’s back.
- August 18, 2022
Felony charges were filed August 18, 2022 against a Chicago Police Sergeant for a July incident in which our client’s 14-year-old son was aggressively treated by the officer without probable cause. In the issued statement, the suburban Park Ridge parents of that boy say they are “relieved and pleased” by the charges.