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Negligence during fingerprinting

December 23, 2009
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Trial Report

Grande v. Marion County Sheriff

Court & Case no.: U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, No. 08-CV-0183

Injuries: nerve damage to right arm during fingerprinting a fractured arm

Date: Sep. 16 - 18, 2009

Judge or Jury Trial: Jury Trial

Judge: Hon. Richard Young

Disposition: Verdict for plaintiff against Marion County Sheriff in the amount of $120,000; verdict for City of Indianapolis against plaintiff

Plaintiff Attorney(s): A. Waples, Waples & Hanger

Defendant Attorney(s): Alex Will and Jon Mayes, City of Indianapolis, Corporation Counsel

Case Information: Plaintiff Becky Grande was arrested on a bench warrant following a car accident in which she broke her right arm. She was treated at Wishard Hospital with a temporary splint and told she needed surgery to repair the fracture. She was then released without surgery and transferred to the Arrestee Processing Center, where she was fingerprinted. During the fingerprinting, her radial nerve was damaged, causing her to lose control of the movement of her wrist. Surgery was later required to restore movement of her wrist.


 - Richard A. Waples

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  1. Excellent initiative on the part of the AG. Thankfully someone takes action against predators taking advantage of people who have already been through the wringer. Well done!

  2. Conour will never turn these funds over to his defrauded clients. He tearfully told the court, and his daughters dutifully pledged in interviews, that his first priority is to repay every dime of the money he stole from his clients. Judge Young bought it, much to the chagrin of Conour’s victims. Why would Conour need the $2,262 anyway? Taxpayers are now supporting him, paying for his housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and clothing. If Conour puts the money anywhere but in the restitution fund, he’s proved, once again, what a con artist he continues to be and that he has never had any intention of repaying his clients. Judge Young will be proven wrong... again; Conour has no remorse and the Judge is one of the many conned.

  3. Pass Legislation to require guilty defendants to pay for the costs of lab work, etc as part of court costs...

  4. The fee increase would be livable except for the 11% increase in spending at the Disciplinary Commission. The Commission should be focused on true public harm rather than going on witch hunts against lawyers who dare to criticize judges.

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