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Date: 02-20-2018

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Pearl Pearson v. Eric Foster and Oklahoma Department of Public Safety

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Case Number: 5:15-cv-00575-W

Judge: Lee R. West

Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (Oklahoma County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: Derek Burch

Defendant's Attorney: Richard N. Mann, Devcan A. Pederson, Gary J. James

Description: Oklahoma City, OK - Deaf Plaintiff Settles Civil Rights Claim

Pearl Pearson, age 68, sued Eric Foster and Oklahoma Department of Public Safety on civil rights violation theories under 42 U.S.C. 1983 claiming that Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper used excessive force during a 2014 traffic stop.

Pearson suffered head, face and upper body injuries during the stop. Pearson claimed that three trooper used excessive force because he did not respond to their commands because he could not hear them because he is deaf.

Outcome: Settled for $175,000.00.

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