David MacMain and Tricia Ambrose Win At Trial
David MacMain and Tricia Ambrose successfully defended five (5) police officers in a Section 1983 ‘excessive force’ claim brought by a plaintiff who suffered a herniated disc during the course of a mandatory involuntary mental health commitment. The officers were present to assist the mental health workers in the commitment process. The trial was held before the Honorable Marilyn Heffley in the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. After 6 days of trial, and testimony from 14 witnesses and 2 expert witnesses, the 8 person jury returned a verdict in favor of the police officers on October 9, 2015 in just under 90 minutes.