Suid-Carolina dagvaar die stad Rock Hill, beweer die polisie het hom naak uit sy huis beveel en met geweer aangehou terwyl hy in sy huis deursoek het

'N Man in Suid-Carolina het Maandag 'n saak teen die stad Rock Hill aanhangig gemaak, beweer dat polisiebeamptes hom naak uit sy huis beveel en met geweer aangehou het terwyl hy in sy huis deursoek het 2019.

Jethro DeVane, 71, is suing the city for gross negligence, civil assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and outrage, valse gevangenisstraf, abuse of process, civil conspiracy and state constitutional violations, according to a copy of the complaint obtained by CNN.
The accusations stem from an incident on June 3, 2019, during which officers responded to a call from a citizen who witnessed four juveniles inside the person’s car. Citing a police report of the incident, the complaint says officerssearched the field where the suspects were last seen but did not see anyone.
DeVane did not live near the house where police had been called, volgens die klag. The report cited in the complaint says officers continued the search after four males were seen running. The officers then saw the open door of a house, where they located DeVane, but didn’t find the juveniles.
    The police report describing the officer’s interaction with DeVane isnot a true account of what occurred,” die klag sê.
    Justin Bamberg, one of DeVane’s attorneys, said Tuesday during a news conference that DeVanewas treated less than human.
    He was pulled out of his house at 70 jaar oud, completely naked, held at gunpoint, and wasn’t even treated with any ounce of decency,” Bamberg said.
    DeVane is seeking a formal apology from Rock Hill Mayor John Gettys, and is asking that Rock Hill police officers get retrained onproper searches and seizures, and human decency,” Bamberg said.
    CNN has reached out to the mayor’s office for comment.

    Complaint: DeVane was ‘aggressivelyordered out of his home

    DeVane said that he was in his bedroom laying down to sleep when he noticed a light shining through a window, volgens die klag.
    He went to check his yard through the back door of his house when he saw a flashlight in the distance moving toward his home from another house.
    The complaint says one of the officers jumped the fence separating DeVane’s backyard from his neighbor’s house and began running towards the man’s home after another officer said over the radio a back door was open.
    DeVane said he began to slowly close the door because he did not know who the person was, volgens die klag. In body cam footage, officers can be heard sayingRock Hill police, let me see your hands! Let me see your f**cking hands! Get out! Get out! Don’t f**cking shut that door!”
    Volgens die klag, the officer wasaggressively pointing his department-issued firearmat DeVane andcussing him, was about to shoot him.DeVane told the officer he lived in the house.
    The complaint adds DeVane wasaggressivelyordered out of the home and into his backyardcompletely naked.Officers searched his home while the officer who approached him first held him at gunpoint, forcing the elderly man tokeep his hands on the outside wall of the home,” die klag sê.
    Following the house search, the officer who held DeVane told him they were looking for a group of juvenilesrunning around trying to break into cars,” die klag sê.
    Police bodycam video shared by DeVane’s attorneys shows that after the police officers searched the house, the officer who held DeVane told the elderly man he wasgood to go inside.The officer thanked DeVane and apologized.
    Volgens die klag, DeVanedid his best to remain calm, comply with the officer’s commands, and offer information to the officer when allowed even after he was treated so poorly.
    The complaint argues the officers did not have a search warrant and did not ask for permission to search DeVane’s home, breaking the department’s own policy.

    Police say officers acted within department’s ‘established policies

    Na die voorval, DeVane filed a citizen complaint with the city, volgens die klag.
    The police department chief determined that while the officer that held DeVane wasdiscourteous,” the officers acted within the department’sestablished policies and standard operating procedures.
    In 'n verklaring aan CNN, the police department said it does not comment on pending litigation. The department provided the statement it released in 2019, which says the officersfocused on the residence due to the circumstances which lead them there.
    With the reasonable belief the subjects could have run inside the residence, the residence appearing to be abandoned, and in the interest of public safety to make sure no one else was inside being harmed, our officers decided to physically check the residence,” lui die verklaring.
    According to the statement, “Mnr. DeVane was detained by officers for safety as the residence was still not completely checked. Officers then conducted a protective sweep of the residence. Once officers were able to verify Mr. DeVane’s identity and account of his being at the residence they left the scene and continued checking the area for the subjects who broke into the vehicle.
      During the news conference on Tuesday, DeVane said that night hewoke up to a nightmare.He said he did what the police officer who approached told him to.
      He’s got the weapon, I don’t,” hy het gesê. “He could have took my life in a minute.

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