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Date: 10-20-2005

Case Style: Patrick Fearing and Melody Fearing v. St. Paul Police Department, et al.

Case Number: 0:02-cv-04744-ADM-JSM

Judge: Ann D Montgomery

Court: United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, Ramsey County

Plaintiff's Attorney:

Jill Clark of Jill Clark, P.A., Golden Valley, Minnesota

Defendant's Attorney:

Meghan L. Riley, St. Paul City Attorney's Office, St. Paul, Minnesota

Description:

Patrick Fearing and Melody Fearing sued St. Paul Police Department, Jason Bain and David Stokes for the injuries and damages that they sustained as a direct result of Officers Bain and Stokes using excessive force in violation of 42 U.S.C. 1983 and Fearing's constitutional rights on New Year's Eve 2001. The officers responded to a call that Fearing was shooting off fireworks in his backyard. The Fearings claimed that the officers beat Mr. Fearing without just cause.

Outcome: Settled for $115,000 after a jury found in favor of the Fearings for $57,000 in July of 2005.

Plaintiff's Experts: Unknown

Defendant's Experts: Unknown

Comments: None



 
 
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