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Excessive Force

A Ninth Circuit panel ruled Friday that a federal judge correctly denied a police officer’s request to dump an excessive-force verdict against him, but improperly struck punitive awards since the officer showed “callous indifference” in his treatment of a rowdy bachelor party attendee.

SAN FRANCISCO – A Ninth Circuit panel ruled Friday that a federal judge correctly denied a police officer’s request to dump an excessive-force verdict against him, but improperly struck punitive awards since the officer showed “callous indifference” in his treatment of a rowdy bachelor party attendee.

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