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
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