The driving force seen being tased and later arrested in bodycam video of the January 2020 site visitors cease is suing the town, alleging his constitutional rights had been violated.
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — A site visitors cease in New Braunfels is on the heart of a civil lawsuit filed in federal court docket this week.
A duplicate of the petition, supplied by the defendant’s lawyer practically a 12 months after the incident, alleges the driving force’s constitutional rights had been violated.
Earlier mediation didn’t resolve claims within the case.
The driving force seen being tased and later arrested in bodycam video of the Jan. 15, 2020 site visitors cease is suing the town, alleging his constitutional rights had been violated.
The lawsuit claims Clarence Crawford was subjected to extreme pressure, wrongful arrest and unlawful search and seizure.
Learn the total petition filed in federal court docket on January 7, 2020:
The Metropolis of New Braunfels, former Police Chief Tom Wibert and the officer in query, Kaleb Meyer, are all listed as defendants.
Meyer resigned from the New Braunfels Police Division in September. Two weeks later, prices towards Crawford had been dropped. A couple of days after that, Tom Wibert retired.
On Friday, a New Braunfels spokesperson confirmed officers are conscious of the lawsuit however stated the town has not but been formally served.
The lawsuit says Crawford suffered monetary loss, job loss and psychological anguish as a result of incident.
He’s requesting a jury trial.
“The coaching and our expectations weren’t met throughout this site visitors cease. The expertise Mr. Crawford had with Officer Meyer isn’t acceptable,” stated New Braunfels Metropolis Supervisor Robert Camareno throughout a November press convention concerning the site visitors cease.
He stated an unbiased, outdoors agency is reviewing NBPD insurance policies and coaching procedures.
Keith Lane was employed to function interim police chief.
A nationwide seek for a everlasting chief is predicted to get underway in two weeks.
On Thursday, Assistant Chief of Police Joe Vargas introduced he plans to retire on the finish of the month.
His place gained’t be stuffed till a everlasting chief is employed.