A Baltimore jury has awarded $60,000 to a Patterson Park man after finding he was a victim of an overzealous officer on Christmas Day 2007, according to an article today in the Maryland Daily Record. You can click on the link, I don’t have much to say about the case beyond the Daily Record summary.
I’m sure that there are a lot of police brutality cases in Maryland. As a lawyer, I have never reviewed one. How police brutality lawyers can weed through all the claims is incredible to me. Reviewing medical malpractice cases is harder, but the upside makes it worth the trouble. You can get a good verdict on a case with extreme facts in brutality cases and still get a relatively small verdict. Moreover, so many of the police brutality cases are invariable “he said, she said” cases.