A body cam video has surfaced of police tasing and pepper-spraying an unarmed black man, Lamar Wright, in Euclid, Ohio, on Nov. 4, 2016.
Despite Wright’s abdominal pain, the cops forced him on the ground and handcuffed him.
Wright tried to explain to the cops several times that he had a colostomy bag, which was apparently above their comprehension skills.
Wright was charged with obstructing official business, resisting arrest,
and criminal trespass, but all the charges were dismissed in June 2017.
Wright recently filed a lawsuit against the police officers for forcibly arresting him and “maliciously” filing false charges, notes the Cleveland Scene.
The lawsuit says Wright pulled into a driveway “to safely use his cell phone” when two armed cops approached.
According to the lawsuit, Officer Kyle Flagg ordered Wright out of the car, but before Wright could exit the car Flagg “yanked on Wright’s left arm. Wright was still seated in the car at this time, and had staples in his stomach and a new colostomy bag.”
“This, in combination with Flagg yanking on his left arm, prevented Wright from extending his right arm toward Flagg. … Flagg’s conduct caused Wright extreme pain. Wright cried out to Flagg several times that he was hurting his arm, but Flagg ignored him.”
(Source: Cleveland Scene)