LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – A jury has awarded a Cal State student $210,000 after finding a LAPD officer used excessive force against him in 2015.

Officer Mario Cardona ordered Daniel Garza to the ground after punching him repeatedly and then forcefully applying a wrist lock during Garza’s May 2015 arrest, CBS2/KCAL9 reports. Video captured the incident.

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The jury found that officer acted with malice, violating Garza’s civil rights.

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“I am very pleased that the truth came out,” Garza said after the federal jury’s verdict. “For years, I was made to look like a bad person. I was made to look like a guilty person for crimes I did not commit.”

Garza’s attorney said they will sue the City of Los Angeles for their role what they call “condoning the use of excessive force.”

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The officer remains on the force without restrictions.