Storms Settles South Dakota Police Brutality Case
Jeff Storms of Newmark Storms Dworak LLC teamed up with Jeffrey Montpetit of SiebenCarey on a case, where a South Dakota State Trooper put the plaintiff in an improper “double-chicken-wing,” and slammed head-first to the ground. The plaintiff suffered two lost teeth as a result. The District of South Dakota correctly denied the state trooper’s motion for summary judgment, and the 8th Circuit affirmed that denial. Following the resolution of that appeal, the matter settled for $100,000.
The Eighth Circuit opinion can be viewed here: Rokusek v. Jansen.
Media coverage of this case can be viewed here: https://kelo.com/news/articles/2018/sep/17/south-dakota-police-brutality-suit-settled/