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Excessive force award against Baton Rouge police upheld

1 year 4 months 3 weeks ago September 01, 2015 Sep 1, 2015 Tuesday, September 01 2015 September 01, 2015 6:58 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Supreme Court has let stand a jury's award of $239,000 to a former Baton Rouge resident who claimed a city police officer's use of excessive force in 2007 caused him to suffer a ruptured bladder.
    
The high court refused to review a lower court ruling that said now-former Baton Rouge police officer Nathan Davis was acting in the course and scope of his employment when he forcefully tackled and pepper-sprayed Brian Townsend.
    
The incident took place outside Townsend's home in the early-morning hours of March 4, 2007, while police were responding to an anonymous complaint about loud music.

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