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We are deeply saddened by the death of Ira Robins on January 8, 2019.  He devoted his entire life to the pursuit of truth and justice, and helped countless people along the way.  His son, David, recalls that "He wasn't afraid to stand up and beat the drum to let people know there was something wrong, and to shine a light on it"

A pugnacious P.I. known for challenging authority over what he perceived as corruption, cover-up or victimization of the powerless, Ira fought to prove the innocence of Laurie Bembenek, literally to the  day he died.  In 1982, Bembenek, a former model, ex-Milwaukee police officer and then wife of Milwaukee police Detective Elfred Schultz Jr., was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the 1981 murder of Schultz's ex-wife, Christine Schultz. To him, it was a matter of her being screwed by the Police Department, ex-husband and used as a scapegoat.

He continued his work on high-profile cases, like the death of Michael E. Bell, 21, who was unarmed when he was fatally shot in his driveway by Kenosha police after a traffic stop in November 2004.  He also worked as an investigative consultant, teaming up with Salvatore Rastrelli in Archangels of Justice, working to reverse alleged wrongful convictions and taking up other cases. 

He fought for truth.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to cover funeral expenses.