DS v. County of Los Angeles – Lead attorney Andrew Pongracz and partner Ken Watase successfully defended the County of Los Angeles, the Sheriff’s Department and a detective against allegations of excessive use of force and a violation of civil rights. The Plaintiff alleged that she was the victim of excessive force by the detective. Andrew and Ken were able to establish that the physical evidence and medical records did not support the account of the Plaintiff. The Plaintiff was also shown to have credibility issues in the past. After 5 days of trial, the jury returned a defense verdict after deliberating for a few hours.