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$1M sought from Mississippi authorities accused in beating

August 2, 2019

WATER VALLEY, Miss. (AP) — A black man says he was pulled over by white Mississippi authorities last month and “brutally” beaten with their flashlights, now his lawyer wants those involved to pay $1 million.

The Oxford Eagle reports David Logan’s lawyer filed a claim on Wednesday asking for the money from Water Valley police, Yalobusha County sheriff’s department, and their corresponding localities. The claim says officers stopped Logan at a roadblock on July 18 and noticed he was driving with a suspended license. It says authorities attacked Logan because they assumed he was going to flee.

Yalobusha County Sheriff Lance Humphreys told The Associated Press that Logan tried to tackle the officers, injuring two of them, and was shocked with a stun gun. He said deputies reported that Logan appeared to be on drugs.

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Information from: Oxford Eagle, http://www.oxfordeagle.com

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