Disabled man wins $1.6M excessive force suit, jury decided officer "should pay additional $90,000 himself"

Associated Press
Jan. 09, 2013

LOS ANGELES (AP) A disabled man who was handcuffed tightly enough to cause nerve damage has won $1.6 million in an excessive force lawsuit filed against Los Angeles police.

A day after the verdict, the jury returned to court on Thursday and decided Officer Alex Tellez should pay an additional $90,000 himself. City officials, however, can choose to indemnify Tellez.

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