CLEARWATER — A Clearwater man is suing Largo police officers and the department, alleging battery, unlawful detention and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Scott Tweedy filed a complaint Jan. 3 in Pinellas County Circuit Court against the city of Largo, the Largo Police Department and officers Keith Snyder and Mark Dakoski, alleging the defendants used excessive force without reason, and with disregard for human rights, safety and property.
According to the complaint, Oct, 26, 2017, Snyder and Dakoski came to Tweedy's home to ask about Tweedy's friend not paying cab fare. The suit says as Tweedy tried to explain the situation, his dog attempted to run out the dog, causing the plaintiff to slam the door.
Tweedy says the police officers rushed inside his home, pushed him to ground, produced tasers and shocked him multiple times. Furthermore, the suit says, the defendants ransacked his home during a search, causing damages to multiple items, including a boat lift that led to costly repairs.
The lawsuit states Tweedy suffered severe injuries and emotional distress during an unlawful detention by police officers employed by the Largo Police Department.
The plaintiff alleges Largo police officers Snyder and Dakoski committed battery on Tweedy and inflicted offensive contact.
Tweedy seeks trial by jury, damages in excess of $15,000, plus court costs, interest and all other proper relief. He is represented by attorney Daniel Hartpence of Clark Law in St. Petersburg.
Pinellas County Circuit Court case number 19-000264-CI