WTH? Cops Unconstitutional Conduct Brings $1 in Damages
How not to build trust with the public at all let alone minorities.
That’s the price the City of South Bend has been ordered to pay for the unconstitutional conduct of three police officers.
A jury sitting in U.S. District Court in Fort Wayne last week quietly rendered the verdict in a civil lawsuit filed by the Franklin family.
“I think in the environment that’s in America now where police officers have been gunned down in the street, I think the jury was sending a message of support for the police officers,” said Mario Sims, Pastoral Counselor to the Franklin family. “Now somewhere between supporting the police officers and the constitution, they forgot that there’s a family whose constitutional rights were violated. The message you’re sending by awarding them a nominal award of a dollar is essentially, so what? So what that sworn police officers broke into your home and punched your son and tased them.”