Robbie Tolan

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Trial Set For Case Against Bellaire Cop Who Shot Unarmed Black Man

    A federal judge has set a trial date for the civil suit against a white Bellaire police officer who shot an unarmed black man in his parents' driveway. A federal magistrate on Wednesday put Robbie Tolan's lawsuit against Bellaire police officer Jeffrey Cotton on course for a September 2015 trial, c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Federal Case Against Cop Who Shot Robbie Tolan Headed Back to Court

    A federal appeals court has sent a civil rights claim against a white Bellaire police officer who shot an unarmed black man in his parents' driveway back to trial court. Issued today by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the ruling revives a claim filed by Robbi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Scenes From Today's Andrew Blomberg Trial Demonstration

    About 30 protesters and dozens of spectators lined the steps of the Harris County Criminal Justice building this afternoon, calling for new charges to be brought against Andrew Blomberg, the former Houston police officer recently acquitted on charges of kicking a 15-year-old burglary suspect. Membe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Bellaire Cop Found Not Guilty In Robbie Tolan Shooting

    The Tolans say they'll move on to federal court​Jeffrey Cotton, the Bellaire police officer who shot Robbie Tolan in a controversial incident outside the Tolan home, was acquitted by a jury today after four and a half hours of deliberation.He had been charged with aggravated assault in the 2008 in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Tolan Family Sues Bellaire And Brings The Fireworks

    Robbie Tolan and his family have finally filed the long-awaited civil suit against the city of Bellaire and the cop who shot him in a high-profile incident that's brought national attention to the affluent suburb.The federal suit -- which contains explosive allegations of racist incidents by Bellair ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Civil Suit Against Bellaire Is Coming No Matter What Happens With Indictment, Attorneys Say

    Photo by John Nova LomaxAs Hair Balls reported earlier, Bellaire cop Jeffrey Cotton was indicted for the December 31 shooting of Robbie Tolan.George Gibson and Geoffrey Berg, Tolan's attorneys, announced that the Tolan family will be filing a civil lawsuit, regardless of the outcome of the criminal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    The Tolan-Bellaire Shooting Story Is Going National

    Isiah Carey's Insite reports the Robbie Tolan/Bellaire police shooting story is going national.Bryant Gumbel of HBO's Real Sports was in town to interview Tolan, who was shot in his driveway by Bellaire cops. Tolan's father is former major leaguer Robert Tolan.Carey says Gumbel interviewed the entir ... More >>

  • News

    January 15, 2009

    The Chron, Enron Hatah

    A federal court quotes a dog

  • News

    January 15, 2009

    Quanell X

    The Houston activist says he's dumped the hate

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    It's Easier Than You Think To Get Shot By A Bellaire Cop

    Unarmed 23-year-old black man Robbie Tolan was shot in his own driveway last Wednesday in Bellaire. The bullet pierced his lung and lodged in his liver, where doctors say it will likely remain for the rest of his life.The shooter was Sgt. Joseph Cotton, who evidently thought Tolan's 2004 Nissan Xter ... More >>