No. 73-1611.

485 F.2d 1249 (1973)

Nelson Lee BURNETT, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Joe H. DICKERSON and J. E. Wiggins, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

November 1, 1973.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David J. Nagle, Houston, Tex., for plaintiff-appellant.

G. Robert Friedman, Houston, Tex., for Joe E. Dickerson.

Joseph G. Rollins, Houston, Tex., for J. E. Wiggins.

Before GEWIN, AINSWORTH and MORGAN, Circuit Judges.


This civil rights action under 42 U.S. C. § 1983 arises out of an incident in which defendant police officers allegedly beat the plaintiff while arresting him. A description of the incident is included in a previous opinion of this court, styled Burnett v. Short, 441 F.2d 405 (5 Cir. 1971), but a short summary is included here for clarity.

Early in the evening of November 30, 1966, plaintiff became embroiled...

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