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Case Number: 1:18-cv-00106-TJC
Judge: Timothy J. Cavan
Court: United States District Court for the District of Montana (Yellowstone County)
Defendant's Attorney: Randall G. Nelson and Thomas C. Bancroft
Description: Billings, MT: Civil rights personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiffs who sued Defendants on excessive force wrongful death theories claiming that Sean Patrick O'Brien was shot and killed in 2016 by Livingston police officers Kevin Engle, Andrew Emanuel and/or Dale Johnson. Plaintiffs claimed that the officers were negligence, used excessive force and violated department policies.
Defendants claimed that O'Brien had a knife in his hand when he was shot.
Outcome: The jury placed 49% of the blame on the city and 51% on O’Brien.