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Justice Department Limits Use of “No-Knock” Warrants, Chokeholds, and Carotid Restraints

September 24, 2021
On September 14, the Department of Justice announced a change in its policies  regarding the use of more aggressive policing techniques by federal law enforcement. Agents will now only be permitted to use chokeholds or carotid restraints in situations where deadly force would be authorized. Additionally, they will only be allowed to use “no-knock” entries […]

Our Firm Represents Afghanistan Security Guard in Whistleblower Case

September 13, 2021
Pate, Johnson & Church has successfully represented whistleblowers for many years, resulting in a number of very large settlements on behalf of their whistleblower clients.  In this case, our client worked for GardaWorld Federal Service, LLC as a unit support coordinator within the emergency response team in Kabul, Afghanistan. In the complaint our firmed filed […]

Legal Challenges to Vaccine Mandates?

September 13, 2021
Page Pate is a recognized as a criminal defense and constitutional attorney, and he often serves as a legal analyst to various media outlets. When seeking a legal opinion or analysis of important issues and cases, the media will contact Page to discuss. In this case, 11 Alive News interviewed Page regarding Covid vaccine mandates […]

Former Brunswick DA Indicted

September 13, 2021
Attorney Page Pate is recognized as a criminal defense and constitutional attorney, as well as a legal analyst. Various media outlets will often contact Page for his comments on important and high-profile cases appearing in the news. In this case, WJXT (News 4 Jax) contacted Page to discuss the decision of a Glynn County, Georgia […]

Qualified Immunity Defense Rejected in Case Involving Police Shooting

September 7, 2021
On August 26, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a DeKalb County Police officer’s qualified immunity claim, clearing the way for the litigation against him to proceed to trial. In 2015, Officer Casey Benton conducted a traffic stop on a car in which Troy Robinson was a passenger. Robinson fled from the police on […]

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