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Judge: Joseph M. Teefey, Jr.
Court: Circuit Court, Petersburg County, Virginia
Defendant's Attorney: Unavailable
Description: Richmond, Virginia personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on excessive force and false arrest theories.
Monica Cromartie, age 54, sued Petersburg Police Officer Brian Lee Billings claiming that she was injured and/or damages by Defendant as a result of being forced face-down on the pavement during a traffic stop on February 12, 2015.
romartie's claimed against Brian Billings, a former police officer, for an unlawful search based on Va. Code 19.2-59, for excessive force under 42 U.S.C. 1983, and for false arrest under section 1983, holding that the circuit court erred by granting Billings' motion to strike the three claims based on sovereign immunity and qualified immunity.
Outcome: Plaintiff's verdict of $300,000.00.