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Glendale Police Department Sued For Excessive Use Of Force

Published: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 5:58pm
Updated: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 6:03pm

A 2017 Glendale traffic stop has resulted in a lawsuit.

Johnny Wheatcroft, who was a passenger in the car, was tased multiple times and charged with aggravated assault against a Glendale officer.

Attorney Marc J. Victor who represents Wheatcroft said officers used excessive force, despite his client’s compliance.  

“After being handcuffed, Mr. Wheatcroft was then slammed onto the ground and kicked in the testicles and then repeatedly tased. Mr. Wheatcroft and his wife and their children remain traumatized by this event.”

Victor added that the assault charge against Wheatcroft was dropped, but not until he spent two months in jail.

Video of the arrest has gone viral and prompted criticism from numerous law enforcement officials around the country.