Cariol Horne is a former Buffalo Police Officer who was wrongfully terminated due to her bold action to intervene during a police chokehold delivered by then colleague, Lt. Greg Kwiatkowski, against an unarmed Black man named Neal Mack in 2006. Her actions were met with assault and injury by Lt. Kwiatkowski; in addition to loss of wages, employment, and pension after a 20- year career with the Buffalo Police Department.
Through strong community and grassroots efforts, Cariol Horne, her story of injustice, and pursuit of restoration has garnered national coverage. The Justice for Cariol team is proud to announce her official legal representation as we move forward demanding equity in this grave miscarriage of justice.
Through an emerging effort with the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and others to provide legal support around criminal justice cases, police accountability, and other social justice issues, Ms. Horne is now represented by Ronald Sullivan and Intisar Rabb of Harvard Law School, and W. Neil Eggleston and Kamran Bajwa, who lead a team from the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Mr. Sullivan and his team helped secure victories for the families of Michael Brown and those wrongfully convicted, and Mr. Eggleston served as White House Counsel for President Obama and Associate Counsel for President Clinton. This team is eager to move forward with Ms. Horne’s case and see to it that justice is served.