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Lawn v. Patten, et al. (17-CV-14249-RLR) Posted 03/05/2020

This is a civil rights action brought under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and the 8th Amendment for use of excessive force.  Plaintiff Charles Lawn, a Florida prisoner, contends that two correctional officers beat him while he was having a seizure, resulting in injuries that included a broken arm and a dislocated shoulder.  The Court has denied the motion for summary judgment of one of the officers.  A motion for summary judgment by the second officer is briefing.  The Court has not yet set the case for trial.  Plaintiff would benefit from the assistance of counsel. If interested, please email