MONROE – An Ouachita Parish man alleges his constitutional rights were violated by law enforcement officers during a traffic stop.

Daniel Lamar Williams filed a complaint on Jan. 17 in the 4th Judicial District Court - Ouachita Parish against Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Department, Jay Russell, Justin Cromwell, Seth Cox, et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 15, 2015, he was stopped in Monroe by defendant deputies Cromwell and Cox. He alleges that after he was asked to step out of the vehicle, the deputies assaulted and kicked him and used a stun gun. He alleges he was injured and no medical attention was ever provided to him.

The plaintiff holds Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Department, Russell, Cromwell, Cox, et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly violated his constitutional rights to be free of cruel and unusual punishment and failed to adequately train employees.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants for all sums reasonable under the premises, punitive damages, attorney's fees, costs and expenses, and all other equitable relief. He is represented by Katrina R. Jackson in Monroe.

4th Judicial District Court - Ouachita Parish Case number 3:17-cv-00060

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