FACTS: Plaintiff claimant filed an action for damages against defendants, police officer, municipality, and individuals, pursuant to 42 U.S.C.S. § 1983, after plaintiff was injured during an arrest. The trial court rendered judgment for plaintiff, and defendant officer sought review. On appeal, the court affirmed in part and reversed in part.
CONCLUSION: The court affirmed the excessive use of force judgment in favor of plaintiff claimant because the trial court's error in admitting conclusory expert testimony was negated by jury instructions and the evidence supported the judgment. The court vacated and remanded plaintiff's false arrest judgment because prejudicial evidence was erroneously admitted, and reversed plaintiff's malicious prosecution claim, because it was legally not proven.
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