Cops Tase, Sic Police Dog on Restrained Man – Man Wins Lawsuit

21 May

At some point the City Mayors, councils and elected figures have to be held into account for this.

WATCH: Cops hold man down and sic K-9 on him after beating him — for dancing in a parking lot

A Washington man has settled a lawsuit with the city of Tukwila after police officers assaulted him following a complaint that he was dancing in an industrial parking lot, reports the Seattle Times.

The city will pay Linson Tara $100,000 to settle a civil-rights lawsuit filed after the officers used Tasers, their fists and then a police dog on him while he was being restrained.

Tara was facing three counts of fourth-degree assault on police officers, but those charges were dropped when dash cam video showed one of the officers holding Tara on the hood of the police cruiser while his partner used a Taser on him.

Tara can then be seen being thrown to the ground with the two cops piled on him as one punched him repeatedly while the other held him down.

During the entire altercation a police dog is heard frantically barking and appears on screen after being released from the cruiser where it proceeds to attack Tara as he is restrained.

One officer can be heard telling Tara, “Put your hands behind your back and I’ll take the dog off.”

Tara was later transported to a local hospital treated for injuries that included dog bites.

In  the police report, officers Brent Frank and Mike Boehmer stated that they had been called to the parking lot after receiving a report that Tara was “walking around, yelling and dancing.”

According to the lawsuit, the officers used excessive force, noting that by the time Tara was rolled over he appeared to be unconscious.

The lawsuit also challenged the the city’s policy of allowing police dogs to bite suspects as a “pain compliance” technique.

The department previously found the officers’ use of force, including the deployment of the K-9, to be within their guidelines.


Posted by on May 21, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter


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4 responses to “Cops Tase, Sic Police Dog on Restrained Man – Man Wins Lawsuit

  1. Xena

    May 22, 2016 at 12:38 AM

    Reblogged this on We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident and commented:
    How in the heck does a person move their arm into a position demanded of them, when a dog is chewing on it?

    Liked by 1 person

    • btx3

      May 22, 2016 at 9:20 AM

      The Cops, for whatever reason just wanted to hurt this guy. At issue here is he was already subdued when they put the dog on him. The cops in this case need to be the ones going to jail.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. lkeke35

    May 22, 2016 at 6:39 AM

    If we can’t hold the police themselves accountable, maybe we can hold the officials who allow them to act with impunity to account instead. Maybe enough lawsuits can convince public officials to pressure the police to get their s*** together?

    Liked by 1 person

    • btx3

      May 22, 2016 at 9:22 AM

      The thing is, most of the citizenry is ignorant of the costs. What needs to be done is to relate the monies being spent on unnecessary defense of bad cops to not being able to pay for schools or roads.

      Liked by 2 people


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