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Excessive Force Suit Filed Against Texas Prison Officials

On October 20, 2000, John C. Luke, a Texas state prisoner incarcerated at the Clements Unit, filed a civil rights suit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in federal district court alleging that excessive use of force by a prison guard Warren Bryant violated his Eighth Amendment right to freedom from cruel and unusual punishment. Specifically, Luke alleged that Bryant violently assaulted him when he made non-threatening verbal statements and refused to obey orders. Luke alleged that he presented no threat to Warren and that, as a result of the attack, he sustained a fractured skull, among other injuries, resulting in permanent disability and inability to work. The suit seeks $5,000,000 in damages for medical care and loss of wages. Luke was represented by Houston attorney Oscar Nipper.

See: Luke v. Scott, U.S.D.C.-S.D.Tex., CA No. H-00-3696

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