Thursday, May 15, 2014

False Arrest Verdict

The Florida Times-Union posted a story today about a local case that shows cause for concern.  The following excerpt offers the nuts and bolts.  Follow the link after for the full write-up:
Last month, a jury decided that two Jacksonville sheriff’s officers falsely arrested and battered Dubose during his July 2004 arrest. The jury awarded him about $370,000 — more than he asked for and also more than the law allows him to receive.
“This proves, as we argued in trial, that we need some kind of civilian oversight,” Fallis said. “You need some kind of civilian oversight otherwise it’s out of control.”
http://members.jacksonville.com/news/crime/2014-05-15/story/false-arrest-verdict-against-jacksonville-sheriffs-office-leads-calls

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