Greg Grant of the Traverse City office recently obtained a no cause of action verdict in an excessive force trial in federal court. Mr. Grant represented four corrections officers whom the plaintiff alleged used excessive force against him while he was inmate in a Michigan county jail. Specifically, the plaintiff claimed that he was maced twice and tasered twice while locked in his cell.
The evidence at trial demonstrated that the plaintiff failed to follow verbal commands and was assaultive toward one of the officers. The key to winning at trial was proving that the officers acted in accordance with jail policies and practices to preserve internal order and discipline, and to maintain institutional security.
Greg Grant, an attorney in our Traverse City office, focuses his practice on municipal law, employment and labor law, maritime law, insurance defense, and litigation. He may be reached at (231) 922-1888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.