Dec 09

Amanda Butler

Another civil rights win for KBM

by Amanda Butler

Stewart Estes and Derek Chen obtained a defense verdict in favor of the South Correctional Entity (SCORE) jail.  The plaintiff alleged she was severely assaulted by four correction officers during a pat down search at the jail.  Surveillance camera footage showed the Plaintiff attempted to kick at officers during the pat search before diving to the ground to prevent officers from placing her in a cell.  The officers eased her to the ground before handcuffing and moving her.  The plaintiff filed her lawsuit against both Federal Way and SCORE (based on two separate alleged incidents), alleging excessive force, failure to provide medical treatment, assault and battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED).  The jury found in SCORE’s favor after 45 minutes of deliberations.

“Shannon Ragonesi and Keating Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S., have given me renewed faith in the judiciary system of equal protection and fairness for all.”

Dr. Barbara Casey, Seattle