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Jackson man assaulted by officer gets $64,000

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Posted: Sep 11, 2010 11:48 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: assault, Jackson, Louisiana, officer, police

A federal jury has awarded $64,000 to a Jackson man who accused three city detention officers of standing by and allowing another officer to attack him in 2005.

The jury on Friday ordered the money paid to 30-year-old Maryland Singleton, who said he suffered a fractured cheekbone, a broken jaw, a broken nose and other injuries during the attack in a holding cell at Jackson police headquarters.

The Clarion-Ledger reported that Singleton's attorney had asked the jury to award $514,000.

The officer who allegedly attacked Singleton could not be found to be served with the suit and wasn't a defendant. The judgment is against the other three former officers. The city was dismissed as a defendant.

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