02/02/2011

Family of man who died in scuffle with cop files civil rights suit

The suit alleges that officers held the man down, collectively using excessive force as he lay in the prone position

By Barbara Boyer
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — The family of a Waterford Township man who died during a scuffle with police has filed a civil rights lawsuit alleging authorities and civilians caused the man's death while an officer attempted to make an illegal arrest.

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