Law Office of D. Hardison Wood Wins NC Police Brutality Case

The Law Office of D. Hardison Wood has won a decision by the NC Industrial Commission in a case of police brutality.
Aug. 9, 2012 - PRLog -- Raleigh, NC – August 8, 2012 – The Law office of D. Hardison Wood is proud to announce a successful verdict in defending Mr. Dick Bernhardt’s case against the NC State Highway Patrol. The NC Industrial Commission found in favor of Mr. Bernhardt, who was arrested by officer Matthew Cape after ignoring red lights and speeding to the hospital with his cancer-stricken wife on June 17, 2007.

Bernhardt acknowledged ignoring traffic laws and committing several moving violations, but felt officer Cape used excessive force during the arrest, resulting in his dislocated elbow. The NC Industrial Commission initially ruled on the side of officer Cape, but upon appeal they awarded Bernhardt $16,000 in medical damages and attorney fees. Bernhardt hopes that the case “causes a reaction in the Highway Patrol to say, ‘Hey, maybe we need to retrain these fellas or find therapy for officers,’” said Bernhardt.

Trying attorney Adam A. Smith of D. Hardison Wood has extensive experience defending these types of cases, and is ready to help plaintiffs in other cases get what they deserve. For more information, please contact D. Hardison Wood at 919-233-0520.
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