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H2O verdicts: $49K total for all plaintiffs - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

July 25, 2014

H2O verdicts: $49K total for all plaintiffs

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:10 am

HOUSTON — A jury Monday awarded four men who claim they were brutalized by Galveston police officers about $49,000, a sum that fell far short of the millions of dollars sought by 12 plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit.

The mixed verdict determined that four officers used excessive force against the members of a 2008 wedding party on the island. But jurors deadlocked on questions about whether the Galveston Police Department had a custom of using and underreporting excessive force.

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