By Don Carpenter and Nigel Parry, Mobile Broadcast News/Justice for Jordan Miles
The word went out, in wire service agency news reports that reach every corner of the earth, that there was at least partial justice for Jordan Miles, the now-22-year-old victim of police brutality on the day after his 18th birthday in 2010.
The all-white jury of four men and four women reached a split verdict today in 22-year-old Jordan Miles’ lawsuit against officers David Sisak, Michael Saldutte, and Richard Ewing.
They found the officers liable for falsely arresting Miles but found them not liable for using excessive force to beat him.
The jurors awarded Miles $101,000 in compensatory damages and $6,000 from each officer for punitive damages for acting “maliciously and wantonly.”
Finding for Jordan on False Arrest is the jury’s admission that there was a cover-up but refusing to find for Jordan on Excessive Use of Force is a refusal to acknowledge or deal with what was covered-up.
It’s the Elephant in the Room verdict.