Jury Awards $90,000 to Victim of Excessive Force and Unreasonable Seizure

Last week a jury awarded $90,000 to Santa Clara County resident, Aleksandr Binkovich (“Binkovich”). Binkovich sued the San Jose Police Department and several of its officers for civil rights violations under 42 U.S.C § 1983. Specifically, Binkovich sued San Jose police officers for using excessive force and conducting an unreasonable seizure in violation of his constitutional rights. Binkovich also sued the City of San Jose Police Department claiming that it failed to properly train its officers and that the Department had a custom and practice of using excessive force and conducting unreasonable seizures. The incident with police arose from a… read more →