Jury rejects lawsuit against Ferguson police

4 years 4 months 2 days ago Thursday, March 03 2016 Mar 3, 2016 Thursday, March 03, 2016 8:07:13 AM CST March 03, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal jury has rejected a lawsuit filed by a man who claimed Ferguson police beat him while he was handcuffed in 2009.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the jury on Wednesday ruled in favor of police and against Henry M. Davis, formerly of St. Charles.

The lawsuit claimed Davis suffered a concussion and a cut on his head after being arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated. Police said it was Davis who lashed out first, resisting while being placed in a cell. Police denied he was struck after he was taken to the floor and cuffed.

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