Henry A. Freeman, an elderly black man, was arrested by Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputies on an outstanding warrant related to a light-rail ticket. He was taken to the jail. A deputy allegedly intentionally broke Freeman's arm while taking his fingerprints, then said, "I hope you are happy now." Freeman was treated for his injury and released from jail two days later.
Two and a half months later, deputies arrested Freeman again. They told him it was on an outstanding warrant. However, there was no outstanding warrant. Three days later, Freeman was released from jail.
Freeman filed a civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §1983 in federal district court. The county paid Freeman $1,000 and the suit was dismissed. Freeman was represented by Sacramento attorney Jeffrey S. Kravitz. See: Freeman v. Sacramento County, U.S.D.C.-E.D.Cal., No. 03-0473; County of Sacramento Claim No. LO 201153-0001.
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Freeman v. Sacramento County
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