Monthly Archives: March 2015

Peter Dunne Receives Defendant Verdict on Civil Rights Claim

PS Partner: Peter Dunne

We represented: City of Ferguson and Police Officer Defendants

 Venue: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri


Henry Davis, plaintiff, alleged he was the victim of excessive force and Fourteenth Amendment violations arising out of a traffic stop.

The Plaintiff claimed he was the victim of mistaken identity but was arrested and taken to the Ferguson jail, where he claimed he was beaten and pre-textually charged with a number of municipal code violations.

The City was dismissed on summary judgment;  at the close of Plaintiff’s evidence, the court directed judgment in favor of the defendants on Plaintiff’s remaining claims.

Verdict:  Defendant’s Verdict