Unlawful Seizure, excessive force - Settled $400,000
Confidential, U.S. District Court.
$400,000 Confidential Settlement. 42 U.S.C. § 1983-Unlawful Seizure, Excessive force, Cal. Civ. Code §52.1 (Bane Act).
Plaintiff, a college student, filed a lawsuit in Federal Court claiming that a College Police Department Officer violated his civil rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, which included claims for Unlawful Seizure-False Arrest, Excessive Force, and a State of California claim under the Bane Act (California Civil Code § 52.1).
Plaintiff claimed that the Police Officer arrested him without probable cause and used excessive force on his person, by unreasonably deploying his Taser and shooting him with a taser dart, causing him severe injury.