On Monday, January 23rd, a federal jury ruled that Sergeant Solesbee used excessive force in an arrest of environmental activist Josh Schlossberg. The CLDC has been working tirelessly for years on Schlossberg’s case and is pleased with the verdict. We hope that this case will be a precedent in protecting the rights of activists to film police officers. We are also pleased to see that an officer’s excessive use of force goes punished and that an activist brutalized is awarded reparations.
Follow this link for the summary of the court’s finding: Westlaw Schlossberg
- Bryan Denson, ”Eugene verdict clarifies legal protections for protesters who turn video cameras on police,” The Oregonian
- Jack Moran, ”Jury finds officer used excessive force in protester’s arrest,” The Register-Guard, January 24, 2012.
- Tiffany Eckert, ”Jury Finds Eugene Officer Used Excessive Force,” KLCC Public Radio, January 24, 2012.