PLG Prepares for Federal Civil Rights Trial Involving Prisoner Who Had Leg Broken by Guards
On April 13, 2017, attorney Charles Tony Piccuta visited Salinas Valley State Prison to meet with his client Kevin Bryant. Bryant is an inmate in the California State Prison System and is represented by Piccuta in a federal civil rights lawsuit. The lawsuit advances claims against guards from Kern Valley State Prison in Delano, California, where Bryant was previously housed.
The lawsuit alleges that prison guards arranged to have inmates assault Bryant after he filed a prison grievance against them. The lawsuit further alleges that the inmates broke his leg and that the guards failed to ring the alarm, watched the assault and allowed it to happen. The lawsuit alleges that the guards then failed to provide Bryant medical care and forced him to hop on one leg to the prison medical clinic over three hundred yards away.
The lawsuit is entitled Bryant v. Gallagher, Et Al. and is pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California (Case # 1:11-CV-00446). The lawsuit advances 1983 civil rights claims for violation of the First and Eighth Amendments. Trial is set for May 15, 2017 in front of the Honorable Barbara A. McAuliffe.
If you or someone you know has had their civil rights violated, contact the Piccuta Law Group today. Our firm has a track record for succeeding in complicated civil rights cases. Contact our attorneys now for a free consultation.