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Date: 11-02-2022

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Mary Stewart v. Matthew Rhodes

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Judge: Not Available

Court: Court of Common Pleas (Cuyahoga County)

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Defendant's Attorney: James A. Climer and John D. Pinzone

Description: Cleveland, Ohio personal injury wrongful death lawyer represented Plaintiff who sued Defendant on an excessive force civil rights violation theory under 42 U.S.C. 1983.

Plaintiff claimed that that Office Matthew Rhodes wrongfully shot and killed Luke Stewart, age 23, while investigating a Black man sleeping in a car.

Rhodes did not have his dash-cam or his flashlight on when he approached Stewart.

Outcome: Plaintiff's verdict for $4.4 million.

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