August 2, 2016
You are sound asleep, when all of a sudden, the phone rings. You answer, and when you find out a friend or family member has been arrested, everything changes. No one expects this call, and so most people aren’t prepared with a plan for how to handle this difficult situation. Since an arrest can induce fear, anger and disorientation, it’s best to have a game plan, so that if it ever happens, you will be ready and able to help. The question is, what to do when someone gets arrested? He believes the agency settles certain cases rather than taking them to court because of the perceived anti-police sentiment sweeping the country. "The law enforcement agencies realize there is a tremendous risk to leaving it up to a jury to determine if there is liability and what those money damages may or may not be," Kaplan said.
July 29, 2016
Attorney Stuart Kaplan has successfully settled several cases with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office including Aldo Alvarez's. "Some of the cases are so egregious that I would suggest that I don't think any amount of money really fully compensates that individual," Kaplan said. He believes the agency settles certain cases rather than taking them to court because of the perceived anti-police sentiment sweeping the country. "The law enforcement agencies realize there is a tremendous risk to leaving it up to a jury to determine if there is liability and what those money damages may or may not be," Kaplan said.
July 26, 2016
The terrorist watch list is about 1,800,000 individuals, the no-fly list is in excess of 100,000 people at this point," former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Stuart Kaplan said. Kaplan tells us thousands of counter-terrorism tips are called into the Terrorist Screening Center each year. The center was established in 2003 in response to the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. Kaplan said the FBI filters through that information and monitors these so-called blacklists.
July 25, 2016
July 23, 2016
Hubbard introduced the source to Christian and Jackson, both of whom provided weapons and firearms instruction to Hubbard and the source. “We are at war here domestically,” said former FBI Agent Stuart Kaplan. “And we need to understand that.” Kaplan said he expects this to continue to happen more and more frequently.
July 22, 2016
It seems pretty obvious that it is wrong to snoop through someone else’s phone, such as your spouse, no matter what the reason. But the real question would be, is it illegal to snoop through your spouse’s phone? Is It Wrong or Actually Illegal To Snoop Through Your Spouse’s PhoneIt is assumed by many that if you are married, or if the cell phone account is in your name, that you have the right to view the information stored in someone else’s phone. Information like text messages, emails or social media accounts tend to be the most common areas for people to snoop. If you are a parent and you want to keep a close eye on your children under the age of 18, it is considered to be responsible parenting. However, children over the age of 18, spouses, significant others, friends or even co-workers, fall into a completely different category of responsibility.
July 19, 2016
"When the question is asked whether the FBI may have missed something, anybody will tell you they cannot know about everybody at any given time all the time. There is going to be a situation where someone or something slips through the cracks," former FBI agent Stuart Kaplan said.
July 18, 2016
"We don't want law enforcement to just be looking into our lives because they are curious," Kaplan says. "We want the agenda to be that they are looking into our lives because they are trying to protect us."
July 16, 2016
Former FBI agent Stuart Kaplan says it's obvious - the game is changing. "At one point we were more concerned about tracking groups or organizations," Kaplan says. "And now we have individuals who are sympathizing with this propaganda through ISIS." Kaplan says the nature of these attacks has also changed. Soft targets with less police presence are now the venue of choice - like malls, movie theaters and nightclubs. The weapons used - not bombs - but guns and vehicles. "We're dealing with individuals that are not necessarily going about and utilizing sophisticated means," he says.
July 8, 2016
The recent Louisiana and Minnesota shootings are the latest in white police officers shooting black citizens. The question arises, is this about racial police brutality or justifiable force to apprehend suspects. Many in the community are calling these recent shootings another case of law enforcement using excess force, sparking more Black Lives Matter movements.
July 8, 2016
"Typically, what we see is law enforcement is outfitted with an AR-15 or some sort of rifle, but that rifle or that AR-15 is maintained in the trunk of their vehicle or in a separate location," added Kaplan. "I think what you're going to see, you're going to see law enforcement start to quickly transition to more of a power military-type of uniform," added Kaplan.
July 6, 2016
Former FBI Special Agent, and current attorney, Stuart Kaplan says the 911 call has glaring contradictions. "What I found to be troubling is in respect to Raja's statement to dispatch as he's talking to the dispatcher and telling them he's been involved in a shooting," Kaplan said. "The statement obviously is completely inconsistent with the actual exchange that was captured between Nouman Raja and Corey Jones." Kaplan is referring to the transcript of a recorded AT&T exchange moments before the shooting.
June 30, 2016
Every seven hours, an American citizen is killed by a law enforcement official. In 2015, there were 1307 Americans killed by police. Though some of these deaths may have been justifiable, others were a result of inappropriate or illegal actions taken by police officers, including what some consider police brutality and a violation of civil rights. In some cases, this type of police misconduct involved discrimination or obstruction of justice. Yet, the police are indicted in less than 1% of killings. Read More >>
June 24, 2016
Former FBI agent Stuart Kaplan said finding whether Mateen was at the mall could be crucial to investigators. “Whether or not he was there by himself, or whether or not they can possibly identify other individuals he may have been with at the time he visited City Place, may potentially identify another subject or target,” said Kaplan.
June 19, 2016
June 17, 2016
"There's a fine line between someone espousing anti-American rhetoric and someone saying, 'If I had an opportunity, I would go into that temple and start shooting up people,'" said Palm Beach County defense lawyer Stuart Kaplan, a former FBI agent.
June 15, 2016
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June 13, 2016
June 12, 2016
Unless a U.S. law enforcement agency establishes that a crime has or will be committed, people will be able to acquire firearms, says former FBI agent Stuart Kaplan.
June 9, 2016
National security expert and former FBI agent Stuart Kaplan said the hackers have better technology than most municipalities which makes those communities especially vulnerable. Officials in municipalities must change their mindset, said Kaplan.
June 8, 2016
Former FBI agent-turned lawyer Stuart Kaplan says the threat is especially alarming, because the people on this list are civilians who don't have the security necessary to protect themselves.
June 7, 2016
Arrest documents reviewed by CBS12 show the deputies allege Conboy was under the influence, dazed with glassy eyes and was belligerent and clinching his fist in an aggressive manner. "The emergency room physician who treated Mr. Conboy when he was transported to Boca West Hospital wrote in a report there was no signs of impairment or intoxication, no evidence of alcohol," Kaplan said.
June 7, 2016
With the case set to go to trial next week, attorney Stuart Kaplan, who represents ex-federal agent Shawn Conboy, said U.S. District Judge Donald Middlebrooks’ decision was key to settlement talks. Parting with decisions of other federal judges in similar excessive force lawsuits, Middlebrooks said Kaplan could try to persuade a jury that Bradshaw violated Conboy’s constitutional rights by repeatedly failing to rein in rogue deputies.
June 7, 2016
Unfortunately, the deputies escalated an encounter with a retired U.S. marshal, who had stopped as a good Samaritan to render aid to the victims of a traffic incident, into something that should never have occurred," Kaplan said.
June 7, 2016
... because people are willing to target law enforcement, the sheriff's office has an obligation to protect the now former officer who's presumed innocent until proven guilty. "Any law enforcement officer who would enter a jail facility would be generally a target for their personal safety. Any appropriate measures to ensure and protect his safety are well founded," Kaplan said.
June 2, 2016
June 1, 2016
Stuart Kaplan, a former FBI Special Agent who now works as an attorney, says there is a big difference between a grand jury's findings and the verdict of a trial jury because with a grand jury the case is a one-sided cases presented by the prosecution.
June 1, 2016
Attorney Stuart Kaplan, who represents Conboy in what he described as a “seven-figure” lawsuit that is expected to go to trial later this month, summed up the decision this way: “The institution is on the hook.”
May 20, 2016
April 22, 2016
Stuart Kaplan, Murgio's attorney, confirms to WPTV that Murgio is resigning and says that his client plans to enter a not guilty plea when he goes to court in New York.
April 22, 2016
April 21, 2016
"As far as I'm concerned Mike Murgio did not participate in any transactions or engage in any conduct that facilitated any criminal activity," said Stuart Kaplan, Murgio's attorney.
April 21, 2016
His attorney, Stuart Kaplan, said Murgio has no plans to resign from the School Board seat he's held since 2012. Kaplan said Murgio expects to be cleared of any wrongdoing.
April 5, 2016
A homeowner’s insurance company for Deputy Joshua McGehee agreed to pay another $300,000 to Aldo Alvarez, who survived the May 2013 shooting, said Stuart Kaplan, who represents the Alvarez family in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court.
March 22, 2016
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February 27, 2016
Elizabeth Parker, partner at Kaplan & Sconzo — the Palm Beach County law firm representing Wright — released this statement after the court hearing: "The decision of Curtis Wayne Wright to accept responsibility and plead guilty to second-degree murder will hopefully begin to answer many questions and bring closure to the family of Teresa Sievers. Mr. Wright is deeply sorry for the pain and lifetime of suffering that he has caused those who are affected by his actions in this case, including his family and most importantly Teresa Sievers' daughters."
February 26, 2016
Wright’s admission will hopefully bring closure to Teresa Sievers’ family, said his attorney, Elizabeth Parker.
February 24, 2016
Stuart Kaplan, a former FBI agent who works as a Palm Beach Gardens-based attorney and is not involved in the Corey Jones case, said the fact that the case is still being investigated isn't out of the ordinary.
February 8, 2016
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Kaplan attributes PBSO’s recent decision to settle the case for $450,000 — the second-highest amount in its history for a shooting — to the faulty investigation.
February 2, 2016
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is set to pay out more than $1 million to settle two federal lawsuits involving deputies in controversial shootings. The department will pay $562,500 to the family of Matthew Pollow, a mentally ill 28-year-old who was killed in April 2014 in Boca Raton. The deputy who shot him said Pollow came after him with a screwdriver.
“I think we were able to show their investigation was really delusory and nothing more than a rubber stamp,” said attorney Stuart Kaplan, who represented Hutton. “When we forced those people who were at the top of the (PBSO) food chain to take a look at the case during the deposition and forced them to take a look at the video, they all acknowledged that there were substantial inconsistencies that were unresolved and remained unresolved.”
January 22, 2016
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January 8, 2016
Philadelphia's Police Commissioner says Archer pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. He also reportedly told investigators that he believed police defend laws that are contrary to Islam. "If police officers could be a target of an assassination, that leaves the general public to a higher risk to be attacked," Kaplan said.
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