Rush Star Loses Civil Rights Battle With Police13 April 2007
Rush Star Loses Civil Rights Battle With Police
Lifeson, real name Alex Zivojinovich, sued the cops claiming they used excessive force and violated his civil rights in an altercation with him.
But a federal judge has ruled that officers from Collier County "were objectively reasonable."
Lifeson's lawyer, Michael MCDonnell, plans to appeal.
The rocker and his son, Justin, were Tasered in the skirmish at a Naples, Florida hotel and Lifeson's nose was broken.
The fight broke out after Justin Zivojinovich ignored hotel security warnings and climbed up onto a stage where the house band was performing.
The police were called and Justin was escorted out of the hotel. The pair then fought with deputies on a stairwell.
Lifeson and his son accepted a plea deal in 2006 to avoid a jail term.
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