Brady v. Tamburini - A court case that The ACLU of Rhode Island is currently involved in.


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Brady v. Tamburini (2017)

Category: Active Case    Free Speech    Police Practices    Workplace Rights    

About This Case:
This is a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the Johnston Police Department on behalf of retired Detective James Brady, an 18-year veteran of the force.  The suit argues that Johnston Police Chief Richard Tamburini violated Brady’s free speech rights by disciplining him after he spoke to the news media about a matter of public concern.

Current Status:
Brief on summary judgment filed in February 2020.

ACLU Cooperating Attorneys:
Elizabeth Wiens, John Dineen

Related Documents
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  • Oct 11, 2017 - ACLU Sues Johnston Police Department for Violating First Amendment Rights of Former Detective