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National and local coverage highlights from some of Ven Johnson Law’s most recent cases

Lansing march demands justice for police brutality victims, calls for transparency

"We stand in solidarity with our clients and those marching in Lansing, demanding justice for the victims of police brutality and excessive force," attorneys Ven Johnson and Ben Crump said...

Civil rights advocates and community activists are calling for police reform in Michigan

Family and community members and civil rights advocates gathered in Lansing on Friday to call for changes in policing in Michigan.

Civil rights attorneys, community activists call for police reform in Michigan

Family and community members and civil rights attorneys came together in Lansing on Friday to call for policing changes in Michigan.

Civil rights attorneys to host Capitol march against police brutality

Civil rights attorneys Ven Johnson and Ben Crump will help lead a march against police brutality at the Michigan Capitol on Friday.

Ex-state police trooper who struck and killed man with vehicle pleads not guilty to murder

A former state police sergeant was arraigned Wednesday, June 5, on a second-degree murder charge in a crash that killed fleeing suspect Samuel Sterling.

Michigan State Police trooper charged with second-degree murder in death of Kentwood man

A Michigan State Police trooper who drove his unmarked SUV into a 25-year-old Kentwood man that was fleeing from police has been charged with second-degree murder.

No charges for officer in death of Michigan teen struck by police car during chase

A prosecutor declined to file charges Tuesday against a police officer who struck and killed a western Michigan teenager while the boy was running from a stolen vehicle.

Hours before funeral, family of teen struck by sheriff’s cruiser pleads for release of video

As the family of 17-year-old Riley Doggett prepared for his funeral Friday, they renewed calls for police to release any video that shows him being struck by a Kent County...

Family of teen hit, killed by deputy’s cruiser calling for release of dash, body cam footage

Riley Doggett's family is calling for transparency and for the dash and body camera footage to be released.

Prosecutors are now evaluating potential criminal charges in Riley Doggett death case

Doggett's death certificate released this week lists the 17-year-old's manner of death as an 'accident'

Victims of disastrous flood speak out as 4th anniversary of dam breaks nears

Victims of the historic 2020 flooding in mid-Michigan after two dam failures gathered in Sanford on Friday, just two days before the 4-year anniversary of the incident.

May 2020 flood lawsuit slated for court in summer 2025

Four years later, attorneys for the May 2020 flood victims are still fighting, and attorney Ven Johnson says there is momentum and a court date.

Michigan attorney general probing death of Black man hit by unmarked police car

The family of a Black man who was killed after he was hit by an unmarked police car in Michigan spoke out on Saturday after body camera footage of the...

Mom on seeing video of son hit by state police vehicle, pinned to wall: It’s ‘hurtful’

The mother of a man who was killed last month after a Michigan State Police vehicle struck him and pinned him to a brick wall said viewing video of the...

Video shows man hit by unmarked MSP cruiser

Police video shows an unmarked Michigan State Police SUV hit a man as he ran from officers in Kentwood last month, followed by Samuel Sterling crying out in pain and...

Teen dies weeks after being hit by deputy’s cruiser

A teen who was hit by a Kent County sheriff’s deputy’s cruiser during a foot chase about a month ago has died.

Huron Valley Schools faces lawsuit after substitute teacher accused of touching students

More potential victims are accusing a substitute teacher in Huron Valley Schools of inappropriately touching them and now, a lawsuit is in the works.

Substitute teacher accused of touching elementary school students in Oakland County

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a long-term substitute teacher at Spring Mills Elementary School in Highland Township.

‘You want answers today’: Ven Johnson now representing family of man hit, killed by unmarked police car

The family of Samuel Sterling has secured new legal counsel, hiring lawyer Ven Johnson to represent them following the 25-year-old's death.

Family of man killed by police vehicle ‘stonewalled,’ wants to see video, attorney says

The family of Samuel Sterling, a Black man who was struck and killed by a police vehicle while running from officers, wants state police to release video of the crash.


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