Recent Ohio arrestee Timothy Davis filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court on Sunday alleging Columbus, Ohio, police used excessive force to detain him in a convenience store.
The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division [official website], named defendants as the City of Columbus, Officer Joseph Bogard, Officer Matthew Baker, and Other Unknown Officers or those officers who participated in Davis’ arrest. Columbus police officers arrested Davis on September 1 on a warrant for assault of a police officer [NYT report], but the officers allegedly failed to disclose this information to Davis at the time of the arrest.
Davis alleges the officers were unnecessarily violent and caused him great physical and mental harm.
as carried in JURIST on 20.9.17