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California Prison System Settles Prisoner's Excessive Force Suit for $1,000

On May 14, 2007, Tyun Sockee Dodson, a California state prisoner, filed a pro se federal civil rights action under 42 U.S.0 § 1983 alleging he was severely beaten by guards at the Calipatria State Prison without provocation while physically restrained and not offering resistance—in fact pleading for his life. He alleged that the beating was started in retaliation for his having complained about a guard via his mother. He also alleged that he was denied proper medical treatment for the severe injuries he received during the beating. He included pendent state claims.

On February 17, 2010, Dodson settled with defendants for $1,000. See: Dodson v. Rocha, U.S.D.C.-S.D.Cal., Case No. 07-CV-0869 W (RBB).

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Dodson v. Rocha