Detroit – A man trying to provide shelter for protesters during an August demonstration Repeatedly attacked by Detroit police officers He claims that the complaint was filed on Tuesday until he was injured with his shoulders off and his head closed.
The proceedings filed by Kevin Quart in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan include the City of Detroit, Detroit Police Department Sergeant. Timothy Vernon, Stephen Anouty, and three unnamed officers as defendants. We are seeking damages of at least $ 75,000 in addition to legal fees and other costs.
A Detroit Police Department spokesman did not respond to a request for comment from the Free Press, but Detroit Corporation lawyer Lawrence Garcia said, “We are aware of Mr. Quart’s complaint and the DPD will conduct an open investigation into the matter. “And did not provide any further comments.
On his way back to his girlfriend’s apartment in the city, Quart noticed that police officers were preparing to confront the protesters on the street and told the protesters that they could gather at the front door of the apartment and safely wait for the confrontation. The complaint states that it has signaled.
The complaint alleges that Quart did not participate in the August 22, 2020 demonstration and was unaware that protests had been organized in the area that day. He used a small flag on a long wire from his bicycle to signal protesters that the entrance hall of the apartment was a safe place to recover from the onslaught of pepper spray and batons.
Standing at the front door, Quart noticed two police officers arresting a protester who was injured in a pepper spray. Quart approached and attempted to intervene, telling the officer “comfortably” and “relax.” The policeman then turned on the quart and pushed him back with his riot shield.
The complaint then said the two police officers were joined by police officer Stephen Anouti and another unnamed police officer who charged Quart and stabbed him into the ground. According to the complaint, with Quart on the ground, Anouti held Quart’s head on the ground, grounded it on the pavement, and then another police officer began beating his face repeatedly. ..
“For about two minutes, the accused continued to hit (quart) with a punch, occasionally kicking and trampling him,” the complaint said. “Importantly, (Quart) was completely detained for the entire period he was exposed to shocking levels of atrocities.”
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Quart hurriedly felt severe shoulder pain, but was put in a line of arrests near San Morero on Woodward Avenue and could hardly see straight, so he sought medical attention. States. Police medics at the scene said the quart did not have to be properly inspected, the proceedings alleged.
According to the complaint, Quart was charged with blocking traffic, even though he had never left the sidewalk that stood at the front door of the apartment.
After the arrested person was loaded into the vehicle to be taken to the detention facility, Quart asked him to be taken to the hospital again. The policeman agreed and Quart was put on an ambulance.
According to the complaint, at the Detroit Receiving Hospital, Quart was diagnosed with shoulder separation, acute head trauma, and multiple facial abrasions. After being discharged from the hospital, Quart was taken to the Detroit Detention Center on Mound Road.
There, police allegedly refused to sign his name on Quart’s ticket because of the severe injury to Quart. Mr. Quart said he had heard police officers say, “I’m not writing my name on that man’s ticket.”
Quart’s ticket was signed by Vernon. Vernon is said to have never witnessed arrests or alleged breach of Quart. Quart was charged with chaotic behavior, violating the legitimate orders of police officers, and blocking moving lanes. All of these were later dismissed in court due to lack of sufficient evidence.
This article was originally published in Detroit Free Press: Proceedings: Detroit Police Department detained and beaten man in protest in August