Another decorated attorney joins UK Five Lawsuit

10/26 UPDATE: LFUCG has been granted more time to answer the lawsuit. They now have until December 1, 2022 to respond.

Counsel for the Defendants is listed as Frost Brown Todd LLC, a full-service law firm with more than 500 lawyers operating in 14 markets across eight states and Washington, D.C. We’ve filed an open records request to see how much taxpayer money the Defendants are paying them.

Original story:

Lexington, Ky--With the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government and the Lexington Police Department already reeling from a blockbuster civil rights lawsuit filed by Chicago firm Loevy & Loevy on behalf of five UK football players [Read more from ESPN: Five Kentucky football players sue Lexington police over 2021 arrests], more bad news came in for the City today as another attorney was added to the Plaintiff’s side.

The lawsuit alleges malicious prosecution, fabrication of false evidence, supervisory liability, failure to intervene, conspiracy to deprive constitutional rights, negligent supervision, defamation, respondeat superior, and negligent hiring under state law by LPD and LFUCG. The players say that LPD framed them on felony charges and the lead detective, an alleged University of Louisville grad, announced them on SEC Media Day with the intent to humiliate them.

Loevy & Loevy just filed a motion to admit attorney Molly Campbell to the case. Molly is a big league civil rights attorney who specializes in wrongful convictions and police misconduct in state and federal court.

Molly graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame Law School. During law school, she was among the first students involved in Notre Dame’s Exoneration Justice Clinic. Molly also attended Notre Dame as an undergraduate, where she won an NCAA National Championship in Women’s Soccer.


Before joining Loevy & Loevy, Molly clerked for Justice Daniel D. Crabtree in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.

Eliot Slosar, the lead attorney on the case, recently gave The Times an exclusive update on the City’s slow response:

The City has not yet answered the complaint and is going to seek an extension of time to do so (fairly typical).

– Eliot Slosar, Loevy & Loevy, Plaintiff’s Lead Attorney in UK Five Lawsuit

With the pressure building and 2022’s Lexington Mayoral election entering its final weeks, it looks like the Gorton Administration will likely keep kicking the can down the road as long as they can, potentially leaving the pending lawsuit for the incoming Kloiber Administration to deal with.