Case Conclusion Date:September 30, 2013
Outcome:Defense verdict on all claims
Description:I defended Marion County, Oregon and its deputies in a federal civil trial. A severely autistic plaintiff brought federal civil rights and ADA claims against Marion County and several deputies. The plaintiff was an extremely large young man who had become agressive, assaulting a care worker at his group home. The deputies responded to a 911 call for help from the group home and ultimately subdued the plaintiff by using a bean bag shotgun and a K9, causing injuries to the plaintiff.