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Union College Student Files Police Brutality Lawsuit

Schenectady – The Hacker Murphy law firm recently filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a former Union College student alleging that city police violated his civil rights by brutalizing and falsely arresting him at an off-campus celebration last year for the school’s hockey national championship. The civil action also contends that the victim, Broderick Shea, was repeatedly denied a phone call while being held in police custody for nearly six hours after being booked for criminal charges. Hacker Murphy attorney James Knox will represent Mr. Shea throughout the legal process.  For additional information, please click on the links below.

Albany Times Union

Union College Newspaper – Concordiensis


About Hacker Murphy: The January 2015 merger of the E. Stewart Jones and Hacker Murphy law firms creates an entity with a combined 134-year track record of success in the Upstate New York legal community. With offices in Albany, Troy, Schenectady, and Saratoga Springs, the firm’s 15 attorneys offer unparalleled legal counsel in the areas of commercial litigation, property tax dispute, criminal defense and personal injury law.