DRUMMOND WOODSUM WINS ON SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN AN EXCESSIVE FORCE CASE FROM WINSLOW MAINE
August 6, 2016
U.S. District Court Judge John H. Rich has issued a recommended ruling in favor of the town and three Winslow police officers in a lawsuit brought by a resident who claimed the officers used excessive force against him during an arrest in 2012.
In his recommended ruling, Rich found that almost none of the claims brought by the plaintiff were triable. He rejected the argument that the town's situational use of force policy and its lack of required annual re-certification for officers carrying Tasers were unconstitutional.
"We proved to the court that some parts of the case shouldn't proceed, because the plaintiff hasn't even made out a case that would survive the trial," said Edward Benjamin.
"I'm not surprised by the result," Benjamin said. "I don't expect there to be any different result if there is an objection filed," he added.
The Drummond Woodsum team which successfully defended the Town of Winslow was comprised of Edward R. Benjamin and Jeana M. McCormick members of Drummond Woodsum's Litigation Group.
August 6, 2015, CentralMaine.com "Judge rules in favor of Winslow police officers in excessive-force case." To read the article, please click here. www.centralmaine.com/2015/08/06/judge-rules-in-favor-of-winslow-police-officers-in-excessive-force-case/