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Doc. #34 -- First Amended Complaint

Doc. #34 -- First Amended Complaint

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTSOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDAMiami DivisionCase No. 12-24077-CIV-Cooke/McAlileyJESSE CAMPODONICO, :Plaintiff,:vs.:THE CITY OF MIAMI,:JAVIER ORTIZ, NATHANIEL DAUPHIN,:EDWARD LUGO, andHAROLD JAMES,:Defendants.: ______________________________________
FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT
Scott A. Srebnick, Esq.Manuel A. Arteaga-Gomez, Esq.SCOTT A. SREBNICK, P.A.201 South Biscayne Blvd.Suite 1380Miami, Florida 33131Telephone: 305-285-9019
 Attorneys for Plaintiff Jesse Campodonico
Case 1:12-cv-24077-MGC Document 34 Entered on FLSD Docket 02/20/2013 Page 1 of 38
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 NATURE OF THE ACTION..............................................3JURISDICTION AND VENUE............................................3PARTIES..............................................................3GENERAL ALLEGATIONS..............................................5A.The Incident at the Ultra Music Festival...........................5B.The False and Incomplete Arrest Affidavit........................10C.The Initiation of the State Prosecution...........................12D.The False and Incomplete Response to Resistance Report............14E.The Defendant OfficersHistory of Misconduct....................16F.Plaintiff Campodonicos Damages..............................19FEDERAL LAW CLAIMS (42 U.S.C. §1983)................................20Count I: Excessive Force (Ortiz, Dauphin, Lugo, James)..............20Count II:False Arrest (Dauphin)..................................22Count III:Malicious Prosecution (Ortiz, Dauphin, Lugo, James).........22Count IV:Supervisory Liability (Ortiz).............................24Count V:Policy of Failing to Investigate/Discipline (City of Miami)......25Count VI:Policy of Failing to Train on Use of Taser (City of Miami)......28STATE LAW CLAIMS (Florida Law)......................................30Count VII:Battery (Ortiz, Dauphin, Lugo, James)......................30Count VIII:False Arrest (Dauphin)..................................31Count IX:Malicious Prosecution (Ortiz, Dauphin, Lugo, James).........32Count X:Negligent Retention and Training (City of Miami)............33Count XI:Vicarious Liability (City of Miami)........................34PRAYER FOR RELIEF.................................................36DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL............................................37
Case 1:12-cv-24077-MGC Document 34 Entered on FLSD Docket 02/20/2013 Page 2 of 38
 
3Plaintiff Jesse Campodonico sues the City of Miami, Sergeant Javier Ortiz, andOfficers Nathaniel Dauphin, Edward Lugo, and Harold James, for damages.
NATURE OF THE ACTION
1.This is an action for damages arising out of a beating, tasing, and false arrestand coverup by City of Miami police officers on the evening of March 25, 2011, at the UltraMusic Festival held at Bicentennial Park. This action alleges violations of federal civil rightslaws, 42 U.S.C. §1983, and the laws of the State of Florida, and the Plaintiff seeks in excessof $75,000 exclusive of interest and costs.
JURISDICTION AND VENUE
2.This Court has subject-matter jurisdiction over this action under 28 U.S.C. §§1331, 1332(a), and 1367(a).3.Under 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b)(2), venue lies in the United States District Courtfor the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division, because it is the judicial district anddivision in which a substantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to the claimsoccurred.
PARTIES
4.Plaintiff Jesse Campodonico (“Plaintiff Campodonico”) is a citizen of the Stateof New York.5.Defendant City of Miami (“Defendant City”) is a political subdivision of theState of Florida, a Florida municipal corporation, and at all relevant times had ultimate
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