Ankeny, Polk County, Iowa. GRL’s Government Accountability Division obtained a settlement of $154,900 for an Ankeny man who was wrongfully arrested by Ankeny Police Department earlier this year. While the financial compensation was substantial for GRL’s client, it was not the most incredible part of this case. Apologies, especially sincere apologies, simply do not happen […]
Greenfield, Adair County, Iowa. For the second time this year, a Judge ruled that an Adair County Deputy’s stop of a motorist was constitutionally invalid when he followed GRL’s client for miles, claiming that the vehicle weaved within its lane but mysteriously failed to activate his in-car video camera. The Constitution requires that for an […]
It has become a tradition at GRL to highlight the Legislature’s activity over the past year that impacts GRL’s areas of legal practice. Here are the top 5 changes in Iowa laws that GRL believes the Iowa public should be aware of in 2022: Taking out the Trash. As we have repeatedly posted, the Iowa Legislature […]
Cooperating individuals, or snitches, work closely with police in exchange for either money or leniency with their own drug charges. They are permitted to operate with virtual anonymity in order to set up as many people as possible. Police and prosecutors also go to great lengths to protect the identity of these assets from being […]
Report of a speeding “dark colored sedan” resulted in an Ankeny Police Officer stopping a “dark colored sedan” in a nearby residential neighborhood 3-5 minutes later.
Boaters are often pulled over on the water by Department Natural Resources Conservation Officers to ensure that all the safety equipment regulations are being complied with. These so-called “safety-checks” can result in additional investigations and charges such as boating while intoxicated if the officer’s suspicions are triggered during that inspection.