Michigan Black Man Files $10 Million Lawsuit Against Police

A Black man has filed a $10 million civil rights lawsuit against a suburban Detroit police department and one of its officers, a
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A Black man has filed a $10 million civil rights lawsuit against a suburban Detroit police department and one of its officers, alleging the officer, who is white, wrongfully detained him as he took an early morning walk along a commercial street.

Brian Chaney, 48, said in the complaint that Keego Harbor Officer Richard Lindquist called him a “dog” and detained him for more than 20 minutes at about 6 a.m. on July 14. Chaney said Lindquist only released him after he asked: “What are you going to do next, put your knee into my neck?”

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was last month sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison in the May 2020 slaying of George Floyd, a Black man. Cellphone video showed Chauvin pressing his knee against Floyd’s neck as the man pleaded that he couldn't breathe.

“I would hope that it was a reality check for those officers,” Chaney told reporters Wednesday. “I hate that I had to say that, though. I went from being scared and upset at that point to just really angry. I'm cuffed like an animal for walking, drinking my coffee."

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