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Alabama Prisoner Wins $100 in Excessive Force Suit

On January 1, 2001 Herbert Ivory was an Alabama state prisoner. He was talking with a female guard when 2 sergeants, Michael Hazeley and Darryl Falls, attacked him for no reason. He was seen by a health care person and treated for bruises. Ivory filed suit in federal district court.

At trial the guards claimed that Ivory was being unruly and that they used no more force than necessary to subdue him. The jury believed Ivory but awarded him only a paltry $100, $50 from each of the sergeants in 2007. See: Ivory V. Nazeley, USDC DAL at Birmingham, Case No. 01-0525.

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Ivory V. Nazeley