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Jury clears Ft. Lauderdale police officer in civil rights lawsuit

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This is so sad, what happened to this old man — a military veteran of two wars, now confined to a wheel chair as a result of a wrongful arrest and what appears to have been a fairly clear case of “excessive force” … As a Ft. Lauderdale and South Florida criminal defense lawyer who routinely deals with constitutional rights violations, this seems so offensive — even if the police officer is an otherwise wonderful officer and a good, decent human being; and truth be told, we often never know the actual facts and real story surrounding these civil rights claims. Its seems I’m getting busier as a Ft. Lauderdale civil rights lawyer — and though nothing really shocks me when it comes to constitutional and civil rights violations, this one (and this verdict) is particularly disturbing:

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John M. Castellano is a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney who has helped thousands of clients throughout Florida. While building a reputation as a premiere Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney, Mr. Castellano has worked tirelessly to develop strategies to best protect the rights of those arrested for DUI in Broward, Dade and West Palm. However, Mr. Castellano is not just a drunk driving lawyer. He has been a successful domestic violence attorney, drug trafficking attorney, as well as all other Felony and Misdemeanor cases.

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