Kansas City man accuses police officer of battery

3 years 2 months 1 week ago Thursday, October 08 2015 Oct 8, 2015 Thursday, October 08, 2015 10:07:42 AM CDT October 08, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

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.

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