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David MacMain, Malvern, PA, recently obtained a defense verdict in under an hour for their client.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jackie Peiffer
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David MacMain, The MacMain Law Group, Malvern, Pennsylvania, recently obtained a defense verdict in under an hour for their client, a City of Allentown Police Officer who arrested a self-proclaimed street minstrel who had been the subject of much sympathetic media attention, and complaints from business owners and citizens.  Plaintiff had – to use the term loosely - been “singing” in the streets of Allentown for the past few years to the amusement of some and irritation of others.  In the incident in question, the officer was responding to complaints about the Plaintiff disturbing downtown diners and encountered Plaintiff in a full-throated and off-key rendition of “Ba-Ba-Barbara Ann” by the Beach Boys outside of a high-end steak restaurant. Plaintiff immediately became defensive and uncooperative, with the end result being the Officer using a take-down and placing Plaintiff in custody.  The incident was captured by a sympathetic diner’s i-Phone and went viral with over 6 million hits.  The officer was vilified by some liberal media outlets and by one particular anti-law enforcement site who labeled the officer’s actions both a violation of the First Amendment and unjustified police force.  The jury saw it differently and cleared the officer in less than an hour. It was an important victory for both the Officer and the Allentown Police Department who have had numerous and ongoing dealings with the Plaintiff.  Tricia Ambrose, David MacMain’s colleague at The MacMain Law Group, tried the case with him.

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