US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Mary Catherine Roper & Alexis Weber (ACLU-PA); John Grogan &Peter Leckman (Langer, Grogan & Diver, P.C.); Jonathan Feinberg (Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing, & Feinberg); & Seth Kreimer (University of Pennsylvania Law School)
The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and co-counsel filed a federal lawsuit on January 16, 2013, on behalf of Christopher Montgomery, a Philadelphia resident who was arrested for using his cellphone to record an arrest. The police also erased the video he had made. This is the first in a series of lawsuits arguing that Philadelphia police officers routinely manufacture criminal charges to retaliate against individuals who observe or record police activity.