Burnham Brown Obtains Win for SJSU Police Officers Sued For Excessive Force Under Section 1983 - Case Dismissed Based on Qualified Immunity

March 2016

By: John J. Verber and Aimee Hamoy

Burnham Brown Obtains Win for SJSU Police Officers Sued For Excessive Force Under Section 1983 – Case Dismissed Based on Qualified Immunity

              

               On March 10, 2016,  Burnham Brown attorneys John Verber and Aimee Hamoy-Perera, representing two San Jose State University police officers, obtained a grant of summary judgment based on qualified immunity.  The two officers were alleged to have used excessive force in violation of federal and state law when they shot and killed a knife-wielding suspect in February 2014.  The shooting incident was captured via  body-worn camera and provided the critical evidence to convince Judge Koh to dismiss the case.  Judge Koh’s ruling and order can be found here

 

               Mr. Verber and Ms. Hamoy-Perera have extensive experience representing public entities, in particular law enforcement personnel, in civil rights matters from filing of the complaint through to trial and post-trial appeal.  They may be reached through email at: jverber@burnhambrown.com or ahamoy-perera@burnhambrown.com

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