Case Conclusion Date:August 22, 2012
Practice Area:Civil Rights
Outcome:Settlement for $2MM in cash and commitments by City to properly train officers in their encounters with mentally ill suspects.
Description:Death in custody as a result of a police officer's unjustified assault during a brief Terry -Stop. The six-year civil case culminated in a successful $2MM settlement after the officer was convicted in federal court of excessive force and obstruction.