Federal judge allows NSB client Debra Milke to proceed with civil rights claims against the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and Phoenix Police Department supervisor
On July 6, U.S. District Judge Roslyn O. Silver ruled that NSB client Debra Milke had properly alleged three separate theories of widespread systemic misconduct in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, dating long before and long after Ms. Milke’s 1990 wrongful conviction. Overall, Judge Silver has ruled that Ms. Milke has stated viable claims for violations of her constitutional rights by Phoenix Police Department Detective Armando Saldate and his immediate supervisor, as well as against the Phoenix Police Department and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for their role in covering up Saldate’s pattern and practice of unconstitutional misconduct.
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