$562,129.21 Verdict in Police Use Of Force Case

Cox v. City of Portland, Multnomah County Case No. 1304-05070

In this police use of force case, Plaintiff was stopped by Portland Police for speeding and an investigation for DUII was begun. Plaintiff alleged that when police took him into custody they used excessive force including shocking him multiple times with a Taser and punched him repeatedly in the face. He alleged injuries including an aggravation of a prior shoulder injury which he claimed would prevent him from continuing in his current occupation. He sought $562,129.21 in damages of which $400,000 were non-economic damages.

The defense argued that the officers did not use excessive force and that plaintiff had resisted and fought them requiring them to use the amount of force used.

The incident was captured by a business’ surveillance video camera

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Greg and Jason Kafoury 

Defense Counsel – David Landrum 

Verdict – $526,129.21

Date – September 30, 2014

 

 

September 29, 2014

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