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Man alleges Shreveport officers used excessive force, falsely arrested him

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 21, 2017

SHREVEPORT – A Shreveport man is seeking damages after two city officers allegedly used excessive force on him.

Michael Brock Jr. filed a complaint on June 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Shreveport Division against the city of Shreveport, Officer T. Kolb and Officer JD Smith alleging false arrest and use of excessive force.

According to the complaint, on June 11, 2016, his wife called Shreveport police while she and the plaintiff were having a discussion. The suit states Smith arrived at their home first and threw the plaintiff on the ground when he refused to leave his property as ordered. The plaintiff alleges Kolb punched him in the face while he was handcuffed. He alleges that as a result of the patrol officers' use of excessive force, plaintiff was rendered unconscious momentarily and was transported for emergency treatment of a broken nose, contusions to the head and hematomas to both eyes. 

The plaintiff holds the city of Shreveport, Kolb and Smith responsible because the plaintiff alleges that he was not a threat to anyone and that the use of force on him by the defendants was excessive and intentional.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory, punitive and consequential damages, costs of court, attorney fees and all further relief as may be just. He is represented by Nelson Cameron of Nelson Cameron Attorney at Law in Shreveport.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Shreveport Division case number 5:17-cv-00737

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