Gina Messamer, a civil rights attorney in Des Moines, has represented several victims of racially-biased policing. She’s won most of the cases she takes on and is passionate about seeing more racial justice in the criminal justice system of Iowa.

JustVoices sat down with her recently to ask her several questions about herself, the work, to define confusing terms, and the process of bringing a lawsuit when you’ve been racially profiled by police.

Watch Gina’s story