Dennis Ray Kidd, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Robert O'neill; Mike Lomonaco; Fairfax County Policedepartment, Defendants-appellees, 804 F.2d 1250 (4th Cir. 1986)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 804 F.2d 1250 (4th Cir. 1986) Submitted Sept. 24, 1986. Decided Nov. 10, 1986

Before PHILLIPS, ERVIN and CHAPMAN, Circuit Judges.

Dennis Ray Kidd, appellant pro se.

Edward Everett Rose, for appellees.


Dennis Ray Kidd filed a claim pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging that police officers used excessive force in attempting to arrest him. Initially, the district court entered summary judgment in favor of defendants. On appeal to this court, we remanded for further proceedings, finding that a claim of excessive force could state a constitutional deprivation. Kidd v. O'Neil, 774 F.2d 1252 (4th Cir. 1985). The district court conducted a trial and the jury found for the defendants. Kidd appeals.

We have reviewed the record before us and the jury instructions. Finding no error, we affirm the judgment entered on the jury's verdict. Because the dispositive issues have recently been decided authoritatively, we dispense with oral argument.