Cases & Deals

Significant dispositive motion and appellate victory

Client(s) Brockington, Timothy

Jones Day is serving as court appointed, pro bono counsel for Timothy Brockington in Brockington v. Boykins, No. 08-1713 (D. Md.). In 2008, Brockington filed a pro se complaint alleging that an off-duty Baltimore police officer used excessive force when, after incapacitating Brockington, the officer shot Brockington multiple times at point blank range. Brockington, who was convicted of various state crimes, is paralyzed from the waist down as a result of the shooting. After appointment by the court, Jones Day successfully filed an amended complaint against the police officer and the Baltimore Police Department.

Jones Day also won significant victories in defeating both Defendants' motions for summary judgment based on qualified immunity, Heck v. Humphrey, 512 U.S. 477 (1994) and several other grounds. Defendant police officer took an interlocutory appeal of the denial of his motion for summary judgment, and the Fourth Circuit adopted Jones Day's arguments and dismissed the appeal for lack of jurisdiction. Brockington v. Boykins, No. 13-1585 (4th Cir. July 12, 2013).

Brockington v. Boykins, No. 08-1713 (D. Md.)