Separately, in December 2004, Desmond Pryer was in the North County jail on drug charges. Pryer refused to get up for chow, and deputies suspected a medical problem. When they escorted him to a dayroom, he started an altercation with deputies. One deputy struck Pryer with his flashlight four times in the upper leg, fracturing the femur bone. Pryer continues to have pain and a permanently impaired gait from his injuries. To avoid a projected $250,000 exposure on Pryers excessive force claim, the County settled for $60,000. See: Pryer v. County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC 338035.
Both Pryers and Morenos claims were settled in May 2006.
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Moreno v. County of Los Angeles
|Cite||USDC CDCA, Case No. CV-06787|
Pryer v. County of Los Angeles
|Cite||Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC 338035|
|Level||State Trial Court|