Civil Rights Case Against Texas Police Begins For Police Brutality Victim Robbie Tolan

Atlanta Daily World

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On December 31, 2008, 23-year-old Robbie Tolan was shot in his own driveway after police in Bellaire, Texas, a suburb of Houston, mistakenly accused him and his cousin of stealing their own family car.

The car, however, wasn?t stolen. The police entered the wrong number into the computer and retrieved the incorrect license plate information. The Tolan family filed a civil lawsuit against Officer Jeffrey Cotton, which made it all the way up to the Supreme Court, before the High Court kicked it back down to the federal court for consideration.

On Monday?s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin talked with Robbie Tolan and Attorney Benjamin Crump about the case and the new hearing slated to take place on Sept. 14.

Crump told Martin the Tolan family is ?still fighting for simple justice? seven years later.

The Houston Chronicle reported:

An emergency motion and affidavit were…

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