Assault and Battery on a Public Employee, NOT GUILTY VERDICT

October 7th 2009
Assault and Battery on a Public Employee
Client was an inmate at a local house of correction when he started arguing with staff. After several requests to comply with correction officers went unheeded, one of the officers tackled client. Once taken down to the ground, several officers began giving knee strikes to client. During the ensuing struggle, a K-9 dog bit client in the calf, causing a significant wound. After client was secured by officers, one of the officers stated she was assaulted with multiple punches to the leg and client was subsequently charged. After the facts were presented to a jury, they determined that client was in fact not guilty of any crime.