Davis & Hamrick Attorneys Obtain Defense Verdict
Lee Davis and Ann Rowe obtained a jury verdict in favor of the defense on September 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District in a case that began on September 8 and was asserted against the City of Statesville and two Statesville Police Officers. The Plaintiff alleged violations of 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983 and claims under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as well as state law claims for false arrest. The 12 person jury deliberated approximately 2 hours before returning a verdict in favor of the Defendants on all counts. The Plaintiffs have appealed to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. (Carpenter v. Statesville, 5:14-cv-00016-RLV-DSC).