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After awaiting answers for over a year, the family of police shooting victim Richard Ferretti recently filed a lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia and three police officers for the wrongful shooting death of Richard last May.

Eisenberg Rothweiler Take on Richard Ferretti Shooting and Join Fight Against Police Brutality

After awaiting answers for over a year, the family of police shooting victim Richard Ferretti recently filed a lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia and three police officers for the wrongful shooting death of Richard last May. Eisenberg Rothweiler Winkler Eisenberg & Jeck attorneys Ken Rothweiler and Todd Schoenhaus are representing the Ferretti family in the lawsuit. We first began covering the Richard Ferretti police shooting on our blog in November and continue to provide updates as the situation unfolds, including a recent Philadelphia Inquirer article on where things stand in the Ferretti shooting investigation one year later. Why Did Police Shoot an Unarmed Man While He Was Looking for a Parking? On the night Richard Ferretti was shot and killed, he had reportedly gone out to the gas station in his minivan to get gas for another car he and his girlfriend shared, which had run out of gas….
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Ferretti Family Sues City of Philadelphia, Police in Wrongful Death of Beloved Brother and Son

Complaint alleges that police stripped Richard Ferretti of his Constitutional rights and violated their own policies when they shot and killed him as he looked for a parking spot on May 4, 2016  PHILADELPHIA (June 6, 2017) — The Philadelphia law firm Eisenberg Rothweiler Winkler Eisenberg & Jeck PC today announced that its client, the estate of the late Richard Paul Ferretti of Philadelphia, has filed a lawsuit against the city and three of its police officers in the wrongful shooting death of Richard Ferretti on May 4, 2016. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on June 5, 2017. Defendants include the City of Philadelphia, Officer Shannon Coolbaugh of the Philadelphia Police Department, and two additional, unidentified city police officers. The filing comes after more than a year of agonizing silence for the Ferretti family, which is still searching for answers…
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Richard Ferretti’s Family Continues to Fight for Justice Following Police Shooting

  On May 4, 2016, a Philadelphia police officer fatally shot 52-year-old Richard Ferretti while he was searching for a parking spot in an area around St. Joseph’s University. Last November, we featured a detailed and extensive blog post about the Richard Ferretti police shooting. In addition, Philadelphia magazine did a piece on the story and now, The Philadelphia Inquirer has published an article on the incident and where things stand one year later. As we recounted in the November blog post, prior to the shooting, police received a call around 1 am regarding a “suspicious” minivan driving near the intersection of 63rd Street and Overbrook Avenue. At the time, Richard was returning from the gas station. He was driving a purple Dodge Caravan. He and his girlfriend lived together near St. Joseph’s University and he had gone to the gas station to get gas for their other vehicle. Undercover…
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Police Fatally Shot Richard Ferretti as He Was Searching for Parking. Why?

In May, Richard Ferretti was fatally shot by a Philadelphia police officer. Philadelphia magazine recently published a story about the Richard Ferretti police shooting. Nationally, this tragic incident has not garnered as much attention as it should. Richard was 52 years old and a talented chef prior to his death. He leaves behind a loving family and girlfriend. Richard was reportedly driving around in a minivan searching for a parking spot near St. Joseph’s University at the time of his shooting. Now, his family wants answers. How did this happen? Why Did Police Fatally Shoot a Man Looking for a Parking Spot? The Philadelphia magazine piece recounted what happened the night Richard was killed. The story included as much information as was known at the time of publication. Prior to the deadly shooting, police received a call just before 1 am about a “suspicious” minivan driving near the intersection of…
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