A federal jury has slapped the California Correctional Peace Officers Association with a $10 million judgment for punitive damages in Dawe v. CUSA, CCPOA, et al., according to attorney Daniel Baxter, who represented Brian Dawe and two other men in the 3-year-old lawsuit.
The jury, which heard the case in Sacramento's federal courthouse, decided that codefendant Corrections USA also must pay punitive damages, but the total for the Auburn-based prison officers coalition is about $300,000.
The$10 million is on top of $2.3 million in actual damages that CCPOA already owed to Dawe and other plaintiffs. Click here for an earlier post on the case, which includes some court documents. We'll post more records next week as they become available.