Kieran M. Dowling of Schiller, Pittenger & Galvin, P.C. recently settled an assault and excessive force civil rights matter on behalf of a young man. The complaint alleged that multiple municipal police officers and a security guard assaulted the plaintiff after he left a local restaurant and bar. The plaintiff alleged that the police department’s body-worn camera footage depicted two police officers and a security guard tackling the plaintiff without provocation. The plaintiff also alleged that several police officers did not turn on their body-worn cameras until after they took him to the ground. The plaintiff suffered severe physical injuries, including a torn right shoulder that required surgery, PTSD, lacerations to the face, and loss of income. The parties successfully negotiated a settlement at mediation.