An innocent black man was punched, Tasered and arrested by police officers. A jury awarded him $18. – The Washington Post


A young black man and his family sued Indiana police officers who barged into their home without a warrant and arrested him for a crime he didn’t commit.

DeShawn Franklin was asleep in his bedroom when police officers, with their weapons drawn, barged in.

He was punched several times, including three times in the face.

He was also Tasered, dragged out of his bedroom, handcuffed and placed in a police car.

“I didn’t even know what was going on. I was just asleep,” Franklin told The Washington Post. “It was just all a big shock and disturbance.”

One thing became clear immediately: Franklin, then an 18-year-old high school senior, had done nothing wrong.

Source: An innocent black man was punched, Tasered and arrested by police officers. A jury awarded him $18. – The Washington Post

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