Portland jury awards Jason Cox $562,000 in police brutality case
A jury’s decision last week to award more than $562,000 to a 40-year-old man who was repeatedly punched in the head and tased by Portland police is the largest sum awarded by a jury in a police brutality case in city history.
That’s according to the city’s Risk Management Division, which — in response to a public information request by The Oregonian — compiled a short list of the top verdicts against the city in police use-of-force incidents.
Last week, after four days of evidence and argument in Multnomah County Circuit Court, jurors voted 9-3 to award Jason Cox every dollar he’d been asking for: $562,129…. Continue reading at OregonLive.com (includes Q&A)
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