Federal Court finds Eugene policeman used excessive force in an arrest that was unjustified and the illegal confiscation of arrestees video camera.
A Eugene man who was taken down by a Eugene police office while the officer was arresting him at a protest has won his day in court as a federal jury found that the officer illegally seized the protester’s video camera, which was recording the arrest. The jury also determined that the officer used excessive force and that the arrest itself was unlawful.
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