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Ayala Files First Civil Rights Case in Federal Court in Effort to Curb Police Brutality Through Litigation.

By June 29, 2020 July 3rd, 2020 No Comments

 

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.

For more information about our police brutality pro bono program call or text at 305-570-2208 or email at eayala@ayalalawpa.com

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