Greg Kafoury and company had a phenomenal victory in a civil rights case in Multnomah County. They won an $82K award for a woman who was violently arrested after asking an officer for his card. While this is a good result, the underlying facts are very unfortunate because they are all too familiar. This is another instance of excessive force by a recidivist police officer (Aaron Dauchy) with an obvious racial component.
In another Oregon civil rights case, the State agreed to pay $400K for denying a prisoner at Coffee Creek medical care.