Following a two week trial presided by the Honorable Anne E. Thompson, USDJ, in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, a jury of ten men and women unanimously returned a verdict of “No Cause of Liability” against three State Corrections Officers, a State Corrections Sergeant and a State Corrections Lieutenant.  In the suit the officers were accused of violating a prisoner’s Constitutional Rights through the use of excessive force under 42 USC 1983.  The alleged use of excessive force revolved around an incident that occurred in 2010 in the Management Control Unit at New Jersey State Prison located in Trenton, New Jersey.  The prisoner, represented by the law firm of Barry, Corrado & Grassi, was suing the officers for compensatory damages, punitive damages and attorney’s fees and costs for physical injuries sustained along with the violation of his civil rights.  The law suit was ongoing for four years before the verdict was returned by the jury.  Frank M. Crivelli, Esq. served as Trial Counsel in the case for Crivelli & Barbati, L.L.C.