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Excessive force - Settled $350,000

Confidential Settlement. U.S. District Court (Santa Ana).

$350,000 Confidential Settlement. 42 U.S.C. § 1983-Excessive Force, Municipal Liability, Violation of Civ. Code § 52.1.

Plaintiff, a female detainee at a County Detention Facility, was severely injured when a Detention Officer, for no reason, slammed her head-first into a wall.

A lawsuit was filed in Federal Court under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, claiming a violation of her civil rights protected under the 8th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution. Her lawsuit included federal claims for Unlawful Seizure, Municipal Liability, and State of California claims under the Bane Act (California Civil Code § 52.1).

Mervyn S. Lazarus

Mervyn S. Lazarus has for over twenty-five years obtained great results for his clients in civil rights lawsuits, one case at a time. Mervyn litigates in both Federal and State Courts on behalf of victims whose Constitutional Rights were violated by law enforcement officers.

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