Defense Verdict – Protest Battery Case
Zebroski v. City of Portland, Multnomah County Case No. 18CV08255
Plaintiff Zebroski was engaged in a downtown Portland protest when Police officers began attempting to remove protesters, including Zebroski, from the street. Zebroski claimed that while she was passively resisting, riot officers slammed her to the ground causing her a broken nose. She filed this claim for battery arguing that Portland Police officers used excessive force. She sought $200,00 in damages.
The City of Portland argued that they were responding to an unpermitted protest that was blocking traffic. They lawfully attempted to take Zebroski into custody for criminal conduct and did not intentionally injure her.
Plaintiff’s Counsel – Frank Weiss
Defense Counsel – J. Scott Moede
Verdict – Defense Verdict
Date – April 12, 2019