- Associated Press - Thursday, January 14, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon State Police captain who is accused of using excessive force against a Eugene motorcyclist is defending himself in court.

The Register-Guard reports (https://goo.gl/sbWZij ) that Capt. Rob Edwards testified in U.S. District Court in Eugene as part of a civil trial that his force was in line with state police policies.

Edwards is accused of using excessive force against Justin Wilkens, whose collarbone was broken when Edwards took him into custody Aug. 3, 2012, after chasing down the speeding rider.

Wilkens says he did not recognize Edwards’ unmarked car as a police vehicle.

Wilkens is suing Edwards for alleged civil rights violations and is seeking unspecified noneconomic damages in addition to more than $37,000 in reimbursement for medical and motorcycle towing and repair bills.


Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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