A federal jury awarded $612,000 to a jaywalker, finding that Santa Ana police officer Steve Lodge used excessive force by throwing him to the ground and beating him with a baton.
The jaywalker, Hossein Farahani, incurred injuries to his back including a ruptured disc and a slash to his head that required 8 stitches. Farahani's lawyer, Jerry Steering, said "this was the most horrible things I've heard of," "What this officer did to my client was pure torture."
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Steve Lodge also served a four hour suspension for pushing a bar owner and using foul language.
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