DiCello Levitt Addresses Lakeland, Florida’s Police Misconduct and Abuse of Its Citizenry

Jun 27, 2024

Nationally renowned attorney Bobby DiCello and DiCello Levitt’s civil rights team speak out on behalf of the victims

LAKELAND, Fl.—What: A press conference to address police misconduct and the abuse of citizens of Lakeland, Florida. The DiCello Levitt civil rights team and community members speak out on behalf of the following victims:

  • Antwan Glover, who, in December 2022, was stopped by Lakeland police, physically assaulted and repeatedly tased and beaten.
  • Jahmal Hudson, a minor who, in May 2024, was swimming with friends at an area pool when Lakeland police asked him to leave. As police officers escorted Jahmal to the exit, they began to verbally abuse him while punching him in the face and tasing him.
  • DeAnthony Williams, who is paralyzed from the chest down and, in May 2024, was stopped by Lakeland police and maliciously moved from his vehicle and slammed to the ground. 

When: June 30 at 2:30pm EST

Where: Church of God the Bible Way, 3707 Avenue M NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881


  • Dr. Clayton A. Cowart, Pastor, Church of God the Bible Way
  • Terry G. Coney, President, Lakeland Branch NAACP
  • Bobby DiCello, attorney for the victims
  • The three victims will be present
  • Elder Curtis Johnson, Vice President, Winter Haven Ministry Alliance
  • Ira McCloud, Presiding Bishop, Jesus Christ Church of God
  • Valentina Beron, Communications Chair, Tampa Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (TAAPR)
  • Attorney Marissa Constant representing an additional victim                

A livestream of the event will be provided here.

About Bobby DiCello

Bobby DiCello, a nationally renowned trial lawyer who has earned multimillion-dollar verdicts, devotes himself to gaining justice for people whose lives have been destroyed by the powerful and the reckless. He is currently representing the Akron family of Jayland Walker who was killed by police officers from the City of Akron, and the Canton families of James Williams, and Zachary Fornash who were killed by police officers from the City of Canton. A former prosecutor, Bobby champions systemic change and is a pioneer in trial science. His accomplishments in the courtroom have been recognized by outlets such as ABC News, for whom he provided ongoing, real-time analysis on the landmark civil rights trial in its series, The Death of George Floyd – Derek Chauvin on Trial. In 2021, Public Justice, a national legal advocacy organization, recognized Bobby with its prestigious Trial Lawyers of the Year award for his work on the landmark Black v. Hicks case. Mr. Arnold Black was a victim of appalling brutality and corruption in the City of East Cleveland, Ohio. Bobby tried Black’s case to a jury that awarded a record $50 million—a verdict sustained by the U.S. Supreme Court.

About DiCello Levitt  

At DiCello Levitt, we’re dedicated to achieving justice for our clients through civil and human rights, class action, business-to-business, public client, whistleblower, personal injury, and mass tort litigation. Our lawyers are highly respected for their ability to litigate and win cases—whether by trial, settlement, or otherwise—for people who have suffered harm, global corporations that have sustained significant economic losses, and public clients seeking to protect their citizens’ rights and interests. Every day, we put our reputations—and our capital—on the line for our clients.

DiCello Levitt has achieved top recognition as 2023 Plaintiffs Firm of the Year and 2023 Trial Innovation Firm of the Year by the National Law Journal, in addition to our top-tier Chambers and Benchmark ratings. For more information about our firm, including recent trial victories and case resolutions, please visit www.dicellolevitt.com.

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