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