Kansas City man accuses police officer of battery
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Kansas City man has filed a civil lawsuit accusing an officer of battery over a parking violation.
The Kansas City Star reported Damian Words alleges in the lawsuit filed last month in Jackson County that Officer Dale Secor violated department policies May 31, 2014, when he used a stun gun after Words refused to comply with the officer's demands.
Police said Words objected to the officer opening the door to his unoccupied car, became aggressive and refused to show his identification.
Words' lawyer, Arthur Benson, says according to department rules the officer should have de-escalated the situation instead of using the stun gun.
The officer is represented by the Missouri attorney general's office, which declined comment because the lawsuit is pending.
Words is seeking unspecified damages.