Ayala filed the first civil rights case in the wake of Mr. George Floyd’s killing and the subsequent societal call to take action against police brutality.
In the lawsuit, Ayala’s client alleges that during a domestic violence call, members of the Hallandale Police force came to the Plaintiff’s home, entered without a warrant or reasonable suspicion, and beat them inside his own place, dragged him down the stairs violently, smashed his body and face through the police SUV windshield, breaking it, and causing serious injuries. After several hours at the hospital, Plaintiff was not charged with any “domestic violence” count but rather, with “resisting arrest” and “destroying property”—the Police SUV’s windshield.
Ayala filed the lawsuit under Section 1983 of the U.S. Code.
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