One of only two African-American patrons in a night club of over two hundred patrons was wrongly accused by the police of starting a fight. When the first officer arrived, the African-American patron defended himself and took the baton from the officer and pushed him to the ground. Subsequently, the night club security and other police officers took the African-American patron to the ground hard, paralyzing him from the chest down. Mr. Crump interviewed hundreds of witnesses that confirmed the African-American patron was trying to break up the altercation. The city and the night club settled for $4.9 million.