Man Fights Cops, Loses, Sues For Excessive Force — Jury Gives Verdict
In a civil rights lawsuit, Timothy Davis accused Columbus Police officers of using excessive force against him during his arrest. Video footage captured officers kicking and punching Davis as he resisted arrest. The city and police department denied the allegations, stating that the officers acted within protocol. Despite public protests and rallies demanding accountability, a jury ruled in favor of the officers, determining that they used appropriate force and did not violate Davis' civil rights. Davis, who had a history of violent crimes, was returned to prison to serve a 30-month sentence for assaulting a police officer.