A federal court denied two motions to dismiss claims in a lawsuit filed by the family of Madelyn Linsenmeir against the Springfield Police Department and Hampden County’s Sheriff Department, allowing the wrongful death suit to move forward.
Defending equality, liberty, and justice
Even as President Biden has taken swift and key executive actions in his first 100 days in office, the work ahead is significant—particularly on racial justice and immigration. Massachusetts policymakers cannot wait for the federal government to act on these issues.
Our immigration system locks up hundreds of thousands of immigrants unnecessarily every year, separating people from their loved ones and exposing detainees to inhumane conditions of confinement. The Biden administration was elected with a mandate to fix our broken immigration system.