Jason Goolsby is suing the city of D.C. for assault, battery and failing to prevent false imprisonment by Metropolitan Police Department officers.
After footage surfaced of the black college student being forcibly detained by D.C. police in Eastern Market went viral last year, many flooded the streets to protest the injustice. According to reports, the incident took place after an unidentified woman called the cops because she felt “uneasy” at a Citibank ATM machine where she encountered Goolsby and a friend, Mike Brown.
October 13, 2015, D.C. Police said that they got a call about a suspicious person/three subjects may be trying to rob people at the ATM. The caller told the 911 operator that she “felt like if we had taken money out we might’ve gotten robbed.” In Goolsby’s account, he merely opened the door to the vestibule so that a white couple with a stroller could easily pass through.
The disturbing video shows Goolsby twisting in pain while Brown shouts to the officers that Goolsby didn’t do anything. After a month-long internal investigation, Metropolitan authorities concluded that the officers were justified in their actions and they used options that were “reasonably necessary to bring this situation under control” and to “overcome the level of resistance” offered by Goolsby.
Court documents reveal that Goolsby is not only suing the officers involved, but also the police dispatcher who gave false information that contributed to the series of events. Following the incident, he had to be treated for severe injuries to his face, left arm, neck, back, and thighs at Washington Hospital Center.
Jason Goolsby is suing for compensatory damages for no less than $1 million, and punitive damages in the amount of $10 million.
Source: DCist |PHOTOCREDIT: Twitter, Getty
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