Excessive Force Case Results In Rare Plaintiff Victory In Tribal Court

, The Connecticut Law Tribune


When a drunken bar patron gets forcefully subdued by a police officer and wins a five-figure verdict as a result, it's usually not big news. But move a similar confrontation to a Native American casino, and that’s a different story. A patron of the Mohegan Sun Casino has prevailed in what may be the first successful excessive force claim against a tribal police officer in Connecticut, according to the plaintiff's attorney who won the case.

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