Man Sues Minneapolis Police, City; Claiming Excessive Force

Man Sues Minneapolis Police, City; Claiming Excessive Force Photo: KSTP/File

January 12, 2018 03:50 PM

A lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis and six of its police officers claims the officers used excessive force on a man while executing a search warrant in 2012.

Lawyers for Alonzo Williams filed the lawsuit against the city, Officer Grant Johnson, Officer Nicholas Torborg, Officer Carl Blad and three unnamed officers.

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The lawsuit states that on Jan. 12, 2012, Williams was at an apartment in north Minneapolis when the officers executed a search warrant on the residence. Williams lawyers allege that he complied with officers, however, was struck in the face with a rifle by Johnson.

When he fell to the ground, officers continued to assault him, according to the lawsuit.

Because of injuries, Williams was taken to an area hospital.

William's attorneys argue that the officer deprived him of his right to "be free from unreasonable search and seizure and excessive force." The suit also argues that officers did nothing intervene in the assault of Williams.

 

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