A Brooklyn Center man who was punched and kicked by Minneapolis police officers in an incident caught on tape has filed a federal lawsuit.
Attorneys for 43-year-old Derryl Jenkins sued the officers and the city of Minneapolis on Monday, alleging the officers used excessive force and violated Jenkins' civil rights.
Jenkins was stopped by police last February. A seven-minute video recorded by cameras in squad cars shows there was a struggle and one officer pulled Jenkins' hooded jacket over his head and threw him on the ground. Other officers arrived and punched and kicked him. A Taser was also used.
Jenkins was charged with assault and refusing to submit to alcohol tests. But the charges were dropped.
Minneapolis police say Wednesday they don't comment on pending litigation.
The FBI is investigating possible criminal charges.
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