Joseph Sushak files lawsuit against the Murfreesboro Police for $3 million

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.- An MTSU graduate student who claims Murfreesboro police wrongfully roughed him up has filed a lawsuit against the city for $3 million.

In January, Murfreesboro Police mistook Joseph Sushak for a car-theft suspect they were chasing. Sushak was at his Minerva Drive home when officers came to his neighborhood, looking for a suspect who was Asian, and thirty years younger than the Nigerian-born MTSU grad.

Police statements obtained by NewsChannel 5 show the moments of confusion that lead up to mistake. One officer said the suspect description went out initially as a “black male.” During the confusion, Sushak was cuffed and roughed-up.

http://www.newschannel5.com/story/17178660/murfreesboro-alleged-police-brutality-victims-files-suit

The civil court suit filed by Murfreesboro Attorneys Terry Fann and Ben Parsley, III, on Sushak’s behalf Thursday also alleges a pattern of abuse against civilians by Murfreesboro Police officers in general.

The four officers specifically named in the suit include Anthony Skok, Chris Woodard, Aaron Price and Matthew Roe.

http://www.dnj.com/article/20120316/NEWS/303160030/Sushak-sues-city-officers-3-million-alleged-police-brutality-case?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

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