Video: Officer hits handcuffed man, $3M suit filed

A video surfaced this week of a man being struck in the face while handcuffed


By Andrea Noble
The Washington Times

WASHINGTON — A videotape that surfaced this week of a man being struck in the face by a Laurel police officer while handcuffed has spawned a $3 million lawsuit and an investigation by the Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office.

D'Ante Williams, 27, filed the lawsuit in Prince George's County Circuit Court this week after he was arrested Sunday during a fight at the Laurel Station Bar and Grill. The county state's attorney is also reviewing the case to see if criminal charges could be filed against the officer, spokesman John Erzen said.

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