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