Man acquitted after shooting at police during riots sues MPD

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Jaleel Stallings, the man who was acquitted by a jury after shooting at Minneapolis police during the summer riots of 2020, is now suing the officers involved.

In his lawsuit, Stallings says officers beat him for more than 30 seconds after he surrendered. He also claims they then filed fake police reports and omitted important facts that would’ve supported his claim of self-defense.

His case led to the release of several body camera videos that generated nationwide outrage. The videos showed the tactics used by police officers after George Floyd’s murder and even caught officers celebrating with fist bumps after striking protesters with rubber bullets.

The Stallings lawsuit alleges that officers "used ambush tactics" to "hunt civilians."

Nineteen officers and the city are named in the lawsuit, which joins a long list of over a dozen excessive force lawsuits filed against the city after last year’s unrest.