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Crabbe Brown & James Lawyers on Body Cameras

Andy Douglas, former Ohio Supreme Court Justice, was a speaker at Columbus Metropolitan Club’s recent forum discussion on Police Body Cameras Part I. This was followed up by Larry James who was a speaker for the second installment on the forum on Police Body Cameras. Larry is the general counsel for the National Fraternal Order of Police. He says that in relation to body cameras there must be strong policies in place so that police officers can still do their jobs. The St. Louis-Post Dispatch quotes Larry as saying that he expected the use of body cameras to result in fewer lawsuits against the police. Larry was also quoted in the August edition of the Columbus Monthly A Bridge Between Two Troubled Worlds. Rita McNeil Danish also spoke at the Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association conference on “City on Body Cameras.”


Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Sue Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, the Department of Medicaid and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Crabbe, Brown & James, LLP is special counsel to the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) in an evolving class action lawsuit brought by Disability Rights Ohio and other advocates. Larry James and Robert Buchbinder are working with DODD to defend against claims that Ohio’s disability administration service system is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and Supreme Court precedent first laid out 17-years-ago in Olmstead v. L.C. Read more here: Group Sues State


City of Toledo, Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio (CCNO) Reach Deal on 20 Prisons as the Midnight, August 31 Deadline Passed

Andy Douglas, represents the City of Toledo in an evolving dispute over CCNO membership and jail funding dating back to October of 2014. Mr. Douglas and the City were recently successful in a Lucas County Common Pleas Court decision by Judge Linton Lewis, Jr., calling for pretrial costs of people arrested by Toledo police and charged with misdemeanors in violation of state law to be paid for by the county. In the wake of that decision, the CCNO threatened to release 20 prisoners serving sentences for Toledo Municipal Code violations if no new contract could be reached with the City. With the deadline for a new deal looming, the City reached a deal with the CCNO, which will keep the 20 prisoners in the jail near Stryker. However, the City is officially no longer a member of the CCNO. Read more here: Toledo - CCNO
Toledo - CCNO Membership Ends


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