Steven Blackerby and Rick Strickland Win Trial of Excessive-Force Case

On August 17, 2016, Steven Blackerby and Rick Strickland obtained a favorable jury verdict in the trial of an excessive-force case in federal court. They represented a Sheriff’s Deputy accused of using excessive force while arresting the Plaintiff, whose arm was broken during the arrest. The jury deliberated for less than half an hour before returning a verdict that the Deputy did not use an excessive amount of force. Hester v. Meeks, No. 3:13-cv-93 (S.D. Ga.).

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