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Motorcycle vs cops: Oregon police chase results in payout to biker. A jury awarded a Eugene man after he was kicked by an Oregon State Police captain during a 2012 traffic stop.
The Register-Guard reported that Capt. Rob Edwards testified in U.S. District Court in Eugene as part of a civil trial that his force was in line with state police policies.
Edwards was accused of using excessive force against Justin Wilkens, whose collarbone was broken when Edwards took him into custody Aug. 3, 2012, after chasing down the speeding rider.
The jury claimed Edwards violated Wilkens’ civil rights.
Wilkens says he did not recognize Edwards’ unmarked car as a police vehicle.
Wilkens sued Edwards for alleged civil rights violations and sought unspecified noneconomic damages in addition to more than in reimbursement for medical and motorcycle towing and repair bills.
Oregon State Police Capt. Rob Edwards violated Civil Rights of Motorcycle Rider
An Eugene cop Rob Edward running over and kicking a compliant biker
Biker knocked off motorcycle and kicked by trooper
cop kicks biker
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