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Legal Question: Police Misconduct

My friend was caught stealing a truck and then eluded police. Later he was brutally beat by police after he was arrested and cuffed. Would that effect the outcome of the court case?

Even if the police crossed the line, it is still not likely that the case will just get dismissed. However, the police conduct could impact plea bargain negotiations. It could also give rise to a civil rights violation claim and a law suit against police.

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