On Friday, June 11, 2021, Eshman Begnaud, in partnership with the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (“MALDEF”), sued for the cruelty and abuse that the Irwin County Detention Center (“ICDC”) inflicted on a 26-year-old transgender immigrant.
In 2019, Georgia correctional officers falsely accused Lily Engleman of smuggling contraband to an inmate– without any evidence.
A transgender asylum seeker held in solitary confinement for six months solely because of his gender identity is suing the federal government.
Georgia civil rights and personal injury law firm Eshman Begnaud wins $400,000 settlement on behalf of their client Yadata Osman in a lawsuit against City of Dunwoody officer Kevin Lopez who struck Mr. Osman, a man fleeing across an empty parking lot, with his patrol car. https://www.ajc.com/news/400k-settlement-paid-to-man-who-was-struck-by-dunwoody-cop-car-in-2017/5PKNCKSFEFGNRJAIDXM77R3OCU/
Hundreds held too long at Fulton County jail may join federal lawsuit.
In jailhouse footage, the guard is seen pushing man to the ground, where he lies, screaming in pain, his hip broken, as staff drift in and out, attempting to pull him to his feet and at one point taunting him.