Marc Stephens starts fundraiser in preparation to filing $76M lawsuit against the City of Englewood with the Supreme Court
In a $76 million civil lawsuit against the City of Englewood, Englewood Police Department, Det. Marc McDonald, Det. Desmond Singh, Det. Claudia Cubillos, Det. Santiago Incle Jr., Det. Nathaniel Kinlaw, Nina C. Remson Attorney At Law, LLC, and Comet Law Offices, LLC., for false arrest, conspiracy, defamation, fabricating evidence, false imprisonment, and malicious prosecution Plaintiffs Marc Stephens is preparing to file a petition for writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States.
On October 24, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit denied Marc’s Petition for Rehearing.
On December 1, 2017, the 3rd Circuit denied Marc's Motion for a New Trial, and issued the Mandate. Marc will now pursue his case in the highest court in the nation - The Supreme Court of the United States.
Marc has until January 24, 2018 to submit his petition for writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court. Pursuant to Rule 12, the Supreme Court requires 40 copies of a petition for a writ of certiorari, prepared as required by Rule 33.1, and Marc must pay the Rule 38(a) docket fee of $300. The petition and supporting documents totals to around 600 pages.
In addition, Marc will need several Amicus Curiae Briefs, which lawyers charge from $50,000 - $100,000 each. The Amicus Curiae Briefs, which in latin means “Friend of the Court” are used by third parties, who are not a party to the case, but have a strong interest in the matter, will submit a brief to inform the Supreme Court that the case is credible, and is of high public concern.
The same-sex-marriage cases at the Supreme Court brought in a record number of friend-of-the-court briefs — 148 of them, according to the court, beating the previous record of 136 in the 2013 Obamacare case.
According to Marc, he will only need around five Amicus briefs. Three to submit with the petition for writ of certiorari on January 24, 2018, and two for the briefing if the case is granted.
Marc Stephens reached out to the NAACP, ACLU, National Action Network, and Congress for Racial Equality for assistance with preparing the Amicus Briefs. They all claimed “lack of resources” to handle the case.
Despite having to pay the entire cost to fight the case, which is around $160,000, Marc Stephens is still moving forward with filing his petition with the Supreme Court.
This case is of high importance because the 3rd circuit ruled, “[P]olice officers are allowed to fabricate testimony in court in order to create probable cause against the accused”. This will lead to more individuals being incarcerated for crimes they did not commit.
Marc Stephens exposed the corruption inside the Englewood Police Department by submitting evidence in court revealing that several officers falsified police reports, testimony in court, targeted innocent Black teenagers and framed them with multiple crimes.
Amongst the framed teenagers was Marc's brother, Tyrone Stephens, a former student at Dwight Morrow High School. At the time of his arrest in 2012, Tyrone Stephens was a straight A student. Tyrone spent 1 year and 35 days in jail for a crime he did not commit. Due to the Englewood Police false imprisonment, Tyrone was unable to attend his prom, graduate, and attend college. The complaint is seeking $76 million in damages.
"If you read the transcripts of the testimony in court, the officers literally kidnapped Tyrone. I’m hoping I can obtain 1,600 individuals to support the case by donating $100 each”, says Marc Stephens.
You can support this case by donating at http://www.marcastephens.com/donate.
To view the testimony in court and merits of this case you can visit http://www.marcastephens.com/evidence-for-marc-stephens-vs-city-of-englewood