United States District Court, N.D. California
EDIN S. CASTELLANOS, Plaintiff,
JEREMY J. MAYA, Defendant.
JEFFREY S. WHITE DISTRICT JUDGE
OF THE CASE
January 9, 2013, Defendant, Officer Jeremy Maya, arrested
Plaintiff, Edin Castellanos, for driving under the influence
of alcohol. At the time of his arrest, Mr. Castellanos’
blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit.
Mr. Castellanos was transported by Officer Maya to the San
Francisco Jail for booking.
Maya asserts that Mr. Castellanos was loud and belligerent
and did not comply with his instructions. Mr. Castellanos
denies this claim.
San Francisco Jail, Officer Maya brought Mr. Castellanos into
a holding cell. The parties agree that Mr. Castellanos’
hands were handcuffed behind his back when he was in the
holding cell. Officer Maya asserts that, inside the holding
cell, he seated Mr. Castellanos on a bench with his back to
the wall. Officer Maya asserts that when he left the cell,
Mr. Castellanos was not injured. When Officer Maya’s
partner entered the cell, he discovered that Mr. Castellanos
sustained a cut to his head.
Castellanos denies that Officer Maya seated him on the bench
and instead asserts that Officer Maya shoved him head-first
into the cinderblock wall and then left the cell.
Castellanos asserts that he was injured as a result of the
Castellanos maintains that Officer Maya used excessive force
against him in violation of his Fourth Amendment rights and
violated his First Amendment rights under the United States
Constitution. Mr. Castellanos also claims that Officer Maya
deliberately lied in his arrest report that Mr. Castellanos
was not obeying his orders.
Castellanos was criminally charged with resisting,
obstructing or delaying a peace officer in addition to
charges for driving under the influence.
Maya denies Mr. Castellanos’ claims.
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