Friday, September 23, 2011

Eureka Loses Martin Cotton II Civil Rights Case In Oakland

I am still waiting for the official press release but I can confirm that in the case of "Siehna Cotton et al v. City of Eureka", the city of Eureka has lost the case.

The case was was held in Oakland Ca. before U.S. District Court Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong and a seven person jury. The jury has awarded Siehna Cotton, (Martin Cotton's daughter)  $4-million dollars. They also awarded Cotton's father half a million dollars in the case. 

The case focused on 3 EPD officers that were seen beating Martin Cotton II on August 9th, 2007.  The officers are Justin Winkle, Gary Whitmer and Adam Laird.  Punitive damages were awarded according to my source.

I'll have more when I get the official press release.

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