Floyd Scott, Plaintiff-appellant, v. R.a. Lawrence; R.w. Scicluna; G.r. Hudson; J. Rupert,defendants-appellees, 83 F.3d 428 (9th Cir. 1996)Annotate this Case
Before: HALL, THOMPSON, and RYMER, Circuit Judges.
California state prisoner Floyd Scott appeals pro se the district court's decision following a jury trial. The jury rejected Scott's claim that he was assaulted by prison staff without cause and subjected to the use of physical force in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1983. He now argues that: 1) the jury verdict is not supported by the evidence; 2) he was prejudiced by being moved to and from the witness stand outside the presence of the jury; 3) he was denied a fair trial because his truthfulness and credibility were questioned; and 4) evidence that the court ruled inadmissable was "placed in evidence by defendant's counsel."
There was sufficient evidence to support the jury's verdict. The record contains testimony from the Correctional officers that Scott punched Lawrence in the face, struggled and resisted restraint, and bit Hudson's finger. Further, Scott was not prejudiced by being moved to and from the witness stand outside the presence of the jury.
Scott was not denied a fair trial by having his truthfulness and credibility questioned.
The record reveals that no evidence was admitted that the court ordered not to be placed in evidence.