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Brudney v Ematrudo - c Appellant Plaintiff Karen Brudney...

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CASE: Brudney v. Ematrudo Court: U.S. DC for the District of Conn. 414 F. Supp. 1187 (D. Conn. 1976) ZAMPANO Facts a. Plaintiff/Karen Brudney/injured/college student Defendant/Peter Ematrudo/police officer b. Defendant was at a student protest trying to maintain order, when an attack of a fellow officer ensued. Defendant went to help his comrade and issued a verbal warning to the crowd of students, his words went unheeded. Officer then used his blackjack to subdue an assaulter of his co-officer. The BJ ricotaed off of plaintiff head and plaintiff sustained minor injuries. c. (1) C/A: assault and battery (2) relief requested: (3) defenses raised: e Procedural History: a. Lower court’s ruling(s): N/A b. Damages awarded: N/A
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Unformatted text preview: c. Appellant: Plaintiff Karen Brudney Issues: a. substantive issue (i) when is a police officer’s action considered an assault and battery? (ii) Officer used force after issuing a verbal warning while trying to aid a fellow officer who was under attack. b. procedural issue: N/A Disposition (judgment): Defendant won judgment. Holding: The officer used reasonable force in a situation where he was trying to restore order. Rule of Law or Legal Principle Applied: Civil Rights Act Reasoning: (see holding above) Concurring/Dissenting Opinions: Additional Comments/Personal Impressions: According to the court this was not a wrongful or unlawful act committed by the officer (see holding)....
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