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Hermosa Beach Police Department
Press Release
January 15, 2009                     
For Immediate Release
"The City of Hermosa Beach and its Police Officers win verdict in Excessive Force Claim"
PIO:                             Sergeant Robert Higgins
Office:                          310 318-0360
On Monday, January 12, 2009 a Federal Court Jury found in favor of the City of Hermosa Beach and its police officers in dismissing a lawsuit claiming excessive force filed by Aaron Roberts during his 2004 arrest on Pier Plaza.  Mr. Roberts was represented by Attorney Thomas Beck.   
The City and Officers were represented by S. Frank Harrell of Lynberg and Watkins as well as Greg Stone of Stone, Rosenblatt and Cha.  The trial lasted 5 days.
At the conclusion of the Trial, Mr. Harrell stated, "I am very proud of the fine police work which the jury saw in this case."
Chief Greg Savelli, on behalf of the City and Department, expressed gratitude to the jury and the system for exonerating the officers.