Atlanta man, Tyler Griffin, has just filed a police brutality lawsuit against officers who tackled him to the ground and broke his ankle during a stop.
Cops in an unmarked vehicle pulled Griffin over, waving a gun at him, late last April. When he got out of the vehicle, Griffin brushed one officer’s hand off of him—prompting another cop to come sprinting forward and tackle him. The brutal confrontation resulted in Griffin sustaining a broken ankle.
Griffin said the cops then forced him to walk, laughed at his screams of pain, and made him take a sobriety test due to his “inability to walk.” He was immediately charged with DUI and various traffic violations.
His injury required emergency surgery and the installation of a metal plate with 10 pins, Griffins lawyers reveal per the AJC.
It’s unclear whether the two officers involved in his assault have been fired or disciplined.