LAUDERDALE – A man alleges he needed additional treatment for an injury because of the actions of police officers.
Scott T. Bickel filed a complaint on March 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against the
city of Coral Springs and Jason Carter
alleging excessive use of force, assault and/or battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and other counts.
to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 6, 2013, officers
arrived at his house because of an argument between his son and
son-in-law that caused neighbors to contact the police. He alleges he
had just had surgery and that his arm was injured, and informed the officers of such, but they
allegedly forced his hands behind his back to place him in handcuffs. He
also alleges Carter "slammed" his head into the concrete. He alleges he
needed additional surgery and medical treatment for his arm because of the damage.
The plaintiff holds the city of Coral Springs
and Carter responsible because the defendants allegedly retaliated
against citizen's who assert their constitutional rights, allowed for
deficient policy, practice and/or custom, and failed to take appropriate
action to retrain, discipline, and supervise its agents.
plaintiff seeks judgment against defendants for all compensatory and
punitive damages incurred, attorney’s fees, costs, and such other relief
that the court deems just. He is represented by David A. Frankel of Law
Offices of David A. Frankel PA in Fort Lauderdale.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:17-cv-60606