BATON ROUGE – A New Orleans man alleges he was injured by Louisiana State Police Officers during a protest.

Max Geller filed a complaint on May 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against the city of Baton Rouge, Carl Dabadie Jr., Sid J. Gautreaux III and Does 1-3 alleging that they violated plaintiff's constitutional rights.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in July 10, 2016, he was brutally tackled, beaten and assaulted while peaceably protesting the death of Alton Sterling. The plaintiff alleges he lost consciousness, suffered multiple bleeding cuts and abrasions to his face and head, injuries to his ribs, arms and shoulders. 

The plaintiff holds the city of Baton Rouge, Dabadie Jr., Gautreaux III and Does 1-3 responsible because the defendants allegedly unlawfully arrested, detained and incarcerated plaintiff, failed advise him of his Miranda rights and to provide medical care and treatment.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages, costs and attorneys’ fees, in amounts to be proven at trial and all other declaratory and injunctive relief. He is represented by Roy J. Rodney Jr. and John K. Etter of Rodney & Etter LLC in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Case number 3:17-cv-00324

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