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$42,500 Settlement By City of Baltimore in Excessive Force Arrest Suit

The City of Baltimore, Maryland paid $42,500 to settle the excessive use of force claim during arrest brought by Anthony E. Chase. On December 3, 2005, around midnight, Chase was arrested by officer Eric L. Thomas and another officer for domestic abuse after Chase threatened his estranged wife.

After he was handcuffed, Chase sat on steps of the house as ordered. When he got up to talk to his wife, Thomas pushed him, causing Chase to “flop back onto the steps.” The fall caused a fractured ulna and radius.

The matter was settled on August 6, 2008. Chase was represented by Baltimore attorney Leslie L. Gladstone. See: Chase v. Thomas, Baltimore City Circuit Court, Case No: 24C7000061.

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Chase v. Thomas

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