• October 15, 2014

Twin Cities lawyer, Robert Bennett, has enjoyed great success for three decades often representing estates of people who have died or injured people.

I am sure that some parts of his practice have stayed the same while some have changed dramatically. Presumably one thing that has changed is that the terrible tragedies that make up many of Bennett’s cases are more often video-recorded now than they were early in his long career.

In a recent Bennett complaint, the reader is walked through the last minutes in the life of a severely mentally ill woman incarcerated in Koochiching County moment-by-moment, with the benefit of a narrative of a video-recording. Reading the complaint, we, the readers watch her bizarre conduct and plaintiff’s counsel’s complaint forces us to ask the question that a judge and jury might some day wonder: where were the guards? Why are we seeing this and they could not?

 

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