Schwartz Law Firm Bringing a Civil Rights Claim
RELEASED: February 20, 2012
FARMINGTON HILLS, MICHIGAN –
Schwartz Law Firm has filed suit against the municipality of Michigan, and two police officers for civil rights violations, false arrest and malicious prosecution in connection with an improper DWI stop and subsequent criminal charges. The suit is on behalf of Jeffrey Michael Schroder, a former assistant city attorney in .
In February 2009, Schroder was arrested on drunk driving charges by the two officers in an arrest that an expert witness said was full of improper procedures and factual discrepancies. Despite those problems, the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office pressed charges in March 2009. A jury needed only 15 minutes of deliberation to acquit Schroder of the charges in September 2009.
Schwartz Law Firm is a well-established Michigan firm that serves clients in Oakland County and throughout Southeastern Michigan from offices in Farmington Hills and . Malicious prosecution and police brutality cases are part of a broad-based practice that also includes family law, employment law, criminal defense and estate planning, as well as business and corporate matters.