Recent News

HSR Attorneys Comment on How Report That Long Beach Police Officers are Erasing Messages Regarding Police Violence May Impact Lawsuit

In a September 18, 2018 exposé, Al Jazeera reported that the Long Beach Police Department had equipped 145 police-issued phones with TigerConnect, aka Tiger Text. The texting app, first installed in 2014, was designed to erase messages after a set period of time and render them irretrievable.

Officers told the reporters that the app was used to communicate about police operations and personnel issues. They maintain they were told by superiors to use the app to "have conversations with other officers that wouldn't be discoverable" -- which would include communications that could be used by attorneys as evidence in civil and criminal cases against the department.

Class Action Suing Phoenix Police for Violent and Dangerous Treatment of Peaceful Protesters During Anti-Trump Rally

Hadsell Stormer & Renick LLP's Dan Stormer, Joshua Piovia-Scott and Cindy Pánuco, together with the ACLU of Arizona and Phoenix-based civil rights attorney Dan Pochoda filed a class action lawsuit today against the City of Phoenix, Chief of Phoenix Police Jeri Williams, and a number of Phoenix police officers for violating the rights of thousands of peaceful anti-Trump protesters who were gathered during and after a rally the president held on August 22, 2017, at the Phoenix Convention Center.

LA City Council Approves $1.95 Million Settlement in Charly "Africa" Keunang Case

Tuesday, August 21, in a 12-2 vote, the LA City Council approved a $1.95 million settlement with the family of Charly "Africa" Keunang. The two dissenters both had ties to the LAPD. A proposed settlement agreement was reached in federal court on May 10, after a jury held two LAPD officers liable in the March 2015 Skid Row shooting death of Mr. Keunang, a mentally ill, unarmed, homeless man.

Feras Morad Federal Trial to Wrap Up Wednesday, July 11th

HSR attorneys Dan Stormer, Joshua Piovia-Scott and Brian Olney represent the family of Feras Morad, an unarmed man who was shot and killed by a Long Beach police officer on May 27, 2015. Experts and eyewitnesses have testified over the course of the 2-week trial that the shooting was unjustified and unnecessary.

As also evidenced by emotional testimony throughout the trial, Feras -a 20-year-old who had just been accepted for a full scholarship at Cal State Long Beach -was beloved and admired by family, friends and educators alike.

Kudos to HSR's Rising Star Attorneys

It's our great pleasure to announce that HSR partner Cindy Panuco and associate attorneys Nancy Hanna and Brian Olney have been chosen as Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Stars for 2018!