Mr. Dowler was 31-years old when he in custody for DUI in the city of Bixby in Tulsa County, Oklahoma. While he was in custody, he was assaulted and suffered cuts on his head and two fractured teeth. Aided by Tulsa attorney Larry Oliver, he filed a lawsuit against the city of Bixby in state court. The city's offer of $10,000 to settle the case was rejected. The verdict was in Dowler's favor. In a Pyrrhic victory, he was awarded $421 in actual damages for past medical expenses.
See: Dowler v. City of Bixby, 1000 WL 42306
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