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Robert Bennett And Ryan Vettleson Settle Police Misconduct Case For 450000

G|B|B|S Partners Robert Bennett and Ryan Vettleson recently settled a civil rights case where a Brooklyn Center Police Officer pushed down the 60-year old, 100-pound plaintiff (who was on crutches), severely breaking her wrist in several places. The case, entitled Warner v. Valleau, involved an officer who responded to a call from the plaintiff to take her grandson to detox.

While officers were placing the plaintiff’s grandson in a squad car, the plaintiff hobbled up to the officers and asked that they not hurt her grandson. The defendant officer responded by pushing plaintiff to the ground. The plaintiff was not accused of or charged with any crime. The Plaintiff underwent three surgical procedures but was still left with a weakened arm. The case settled for $450,000.