Twin Cities Team Brings Resolution to Tragic Child Neglect Case for $1.5 Million

Keandra Johnson was only six years old when she was found dead, hanging from a jump rope in the home of her foster parent in an apparent suicide. In the four years since her 2014 passing, Keandra's family has fought Hennepin County to hold them accountable not simply for her death, but for ignoring the ongoing warning signs of impending danger.

Andrew Irlbeck was part of the trio of Twin Cities attorneys that negotiated the $1.5 million dollar settlement with Hennepin county on behalf of Keandra's family. The settlement amounts to one of the largest of its kind in Minnesota.  

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Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Autistic St. Paul Teen Injured by Metro Transit Police

Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Autistic St. Paul Teen Injured by Metro Transit Police

Marcus Abrams was just 17 years old when he was attacked by two Metro Transit Police officers, Richard Wegner and Paul Buzicky, on August 31, 2015. Abrams was with friends at the Lexington Ave station, heading home from work at the State Fair, when he was approached by officer Richard Wegner. The teen soon found himself body slammed onto the concrete platform by officer Wegner, causing him to lose consciousness. Even as his body began to writhe due to seizures, the officers continued to hit the teen, causing multiple injuries to his face, brain, torso and wrists. The crime? Marcus Abrams was unable to present identification when asked.

Photo Credit:  Richard Tsong-Taatarii, Star Tribune

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Irlbeck and Co-Counsel File $12 Million Civil Rights Lawsuit Against St. Paul on Behalf of Woman Wrongfully Accused in Sex-Trafficking Case

Irlbeck and Co-Counsel File $12 Million Civil Rights Lawsuit Against St. Paul on Behalf of Woman Wrongfully Accused in Sex-Trafficking Case

Hamdi Ali Osman speaks during an interview in the St. Paul office of her attorney, Andrew Irlbeck, left, on Thursday, April 7, 2016. Osman, 26, of St. Paul, is filing a $12 million lawsuit against St. Paul Police Sgt. Heather Weyker and the city of St. Paul for false imprisonment, after a federal appeals court in March blasted the handling of the major sex trafficking case, in which Osman was charged. (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi)

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St. Paul Pays $237K Settlement in Police Excessive Force Case

The city of St. Paul has agreed to pay $237,500 to resolve an excessive force lawsuit brought against  settlement to was reached in the case excessive force case against two of it's officers. Ras Yirehmiel Tafari, represented by Andrew Irlbeck and co-counsel, brought suit against the officers and the city after an arrest that left him in intensive care for three days.  

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Minneapolis Fired Cop Named in Suit

"A St. Paul police officer accused in a federal lawsuit of excessive force is a former Minneapolis cop who was involved in brutality cases in the 1990s that wound up costing that city nearly $600,000. The officer, Sgt. Paul Cottingham, and officer Craig Rhode are being sued, along with the city of St. Paul, for alleged excessive force, battery and assault during the 2010 arrest of James Newbill, a 32-year-old Twin Cities man who has since changed his name to Ras Yirehmiel Tafari. The St. Paul City Council soon will hold a closed-door meeting to discuss the case, and a U.S. magistrate will oversee a settlement conference April 4 at the federal courthouse in downtown St. …"

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