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June 1, 2016

Man Beaten by Police and Thrown Inside Storage Closet for 4 Days Awarded $22 Million by Jury

Man Beaten by Police and Thrown Inside Storage Closet for 4 Days Awarded $22 Million by Jury

An Ohio man who was beaten by police to the point of requiring brain surgery and thrown in a storage closet was awarded $22 million dollars by a jury.

Arnold Black told Fox 8 that he was arrested by East Cleveland police in 2012 and thrown in a storage closet for four days.

Black claims the officers refused to reveal why he was being arrested.

“I asked them why they arrested me and they wouldn’t say,” Black said.

Black says he called out for help when he needed to use the restroom but no one came so he relieved himself in a locker. In addition, Black says he wasn’t given any food during his stay in jail.

Black sued police and a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas jury awarded him $22 million dollars.

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“There was a policy that we found at the city that had been going back for three chiefs, that had people being essentially abused by police” said Black’s attorney, Bob DiCello.

“Eight people in our county stood up for the rights of ordinary people,” DiCello said of the jury.

The police department intends to appeal the decision.

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5 thoughts on “Man Beaten by Police and Thrown Inside Storage Closet for 4 Days Awarded $22 Million by Jury

  1. HazelHazelHenningham says:

    Who is this man’s Attorney. I could use him/her here in NJ
    I have A Win Win Case you cant lose 
    feel free to email me. thank you

  2. Watchful says:

    So they can award a payout of $22 mil for beating and abusing this brutha, and rightfully so … but the standard award/settlement for actually MURDERING blk victims seems to be limited to the range of 5-6 mil. Am I the only one who thinks that’s an issue that needs addressing?

  3. izzythedram says:

    Watchful It’s the case, in the UK anyway, that damages for severe injury are much more than for actual death, because of the prolonged suffering and expense that’s been caused by the attack.

  4. Watchful says:

    izzythedram 

    That’s utterly ridiculous to me, izzy. What about the suffering of the surviving family members and loved ones of those who r unjustly killed by law enforcement officials? I guess their suffering is supposedly 10s of millions of dollars less painful, huh? SMH  Not that any amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one, but how can someone justify this kinda disparity? But I guess as long as the masses r willing to accept it then those with the authority to grant the awards will feel justified in continuing such practices.

  5. izzythedram says:

    Watchful izzythedram I agree it seems wrong, but paying for a lifetime of disability will always be the biggest part of an award in a civil court. The law seems to favour pure financial caims over compensation for pain and suffering and indeed as you say, those can’t really be quantified. People who abuse their power to hurt others in the way that happens over there with police violence to black people should face criminal prosecution as well as civil suits for damages!

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