North Carolina Offices or Referral – We represented a client in a civil rights case alleging police misconduct and excessive force. In short, a police officer wrongly suspected our client of robbery and chased and shot him. The client claims that after an initial gunshot knocked him to the ground, the police office stood over him and fired at him at least two more times. There is some physical evidence to support our client’s claim, but no witnesses.
The federal district court twice granted the police officer’s motion for summary judgment on qualified immunity grounds. The client appealed to the 4th Circuit and won pro se. Covington took on the appeal the second time and won a second reversal and remand. We are unfortunately not in a position to handle the trial.
The trial is scheduled to proceed in September before Judge Boyle at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. There is an upcoming discovery deadline in late April. The client has been easy to work with and his initial victory at the Fourth Circuit while pro se speaks to the strength of his claim and his ability to navigate the legal system. ‘
Please let me know if you have NC lawyers who may be able to help. I would also appreciate any referrals for NC lawyers who may be willing to help.