FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –– Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump and co-counsel attorney Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC and attorney Sue-Ann Robinson of Robinson Caddy Law will host a news conference on March 1, 2023, at 1 pm ET to discuss the filing of a lawsuit against city officials for the excessive force of Michael Ortiz.
In July 2022, Michael called 911 while suffering a mental health emergency. Upon their arrival, as evidenced by surveillance video, Hollywood Police aggressively restrained Michael, placed him on the ground, tased him, and shot him in the back while he was naked and visibly unarmed. Michael is now paralyzed from the waist down and wheelchair-bound.
The lawsuit will be filed against the City of Hollywood and the officers involved.
Family of Michael Ortiz
Attorney Ben Crump
Attorney Hunter Shkolnik
Attorney Sue-Ann Robinson
March 1, 2023, at 1 pm ET
Broward Law Office of the Public Defender
201 SE 6 St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Through his work, nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump has spearheaded a legal movement to better protect the rights of marginalized citizens. He has led landscape-changing civil rights cases and represented clients in a wide range of areas including civil rights, personal injury, labor and employment, class actions, and more. Ben Crump Law is dedicated to holding the powerful accountable. For more information, visit bencrump.com.
ABOUT NAPOLI SHKOLNIK LLC
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