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California Settles Prisoner's Excessive-Use-of-Force Suit for $5,000

Michael D. Fulton, a former California state prisoner, filed a federal civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 after he allegedly was assaulted by Guard E. Jensen on December 1, 2004, while he was handcuffed and being transferred between housing units at Ironwood State Prison.

He also alleged that Jensen denied him medical treatment for the injuries he received as a result of the unprovoked attack which was allegedly in retaliation for the false allegation by another guard that he had threatened her. It was this allegedly false allegation that had precipitated the transfer. On April 26, 2009, Fulton settled the lawsuit for $5,000. Fulton was represented by attorney Selia Acevedo of the law firm of Morrison & Foerster, LLP. See: Fulton v. Jensen, U.S.D.C.-C.D.Cal., Case No. CV 05-8055 RGK (JCx).

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