St. Louis federal jury awards St. Louis man $865,000 for injuries suffered in police beating

Police-BrutalityA St. Louis resident, Kenneth Rohrbough, was awarded $865,000 by a St. Louis federal jury on Thursday for injuries he allegedly sustained in a police beating. Rohrbough brought a civil rights action against two city Officers, Luther Hall and Anna Kimble, as well as the Police Board. He alleged he was beaten after being handcuffed in a 2002 incident near Crown Candy Kitchen in St. Louis. He also alleged the Board failed to properly oversee the Police Department with regard to complaints of excessive force. The award was solely against Officer Hall, as the jury found in favor of Officer Kimble and the Board.