First amendment, fourth amendment, eighth amendment violations; police misconduct, prosecutorial misconduct, private security services
Case Study: The Partying Newlywed
When an off-duty police officer and his neighbor saw the client, his fiancée and friends partying at a house on their block, they approached the group with suspicion and aggressiveness. The group and the two men had words. Later in the evening, the two men saw the group drive by and this time, followed them in a truck. By the time the off-duty officer and his neighbor confronted the group with guns drawn, the situation exploded with violence. The client, a 21 year old on the eve of his wedding, suffered irreversible brain damage, leaving him unable to work.