Pullman officers face second use-of-force suit in 3 months
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Pullman police officers are facing their second use-of-force lawsuit in three months.
KREM-TV reports the most recent lawsuit was filed Oct. 30 by Treshon Broughton. The suit claims Broughton was tased and beaten by Pullman police officers Alex Gordon, Shane Emerson and 10 other officers who have not yet been identified.
The officers had not responded to the lawsuit as of Monday.
Broughton is suing the officers for unlawful seizure, false arrest/false imprisonment, unreasonable/excessive force, failure to inform, malicious prosecution, assault/battery, intentional and/or negligent infliction of emotional distress, defamation and false light.
Broughton is seeking a jury trial.
The first lawsuit was filed on Aug. 15, after a man says officers broke his arm, dislocated his elbow, tased him and choked him until he passed out.
Information from: KREM-TV, http://www.krem.com/