Brownfield police sued in civil rights case - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Brownfield police sued in civil rights case

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

A young man sued the Brownfield Police Department last week, claiming officers used excessive force.

Zackary Kegan Cruz says he was arrested on August 6 for a misdemeanor. He claims that Officer Matthew Valdonado "drew his duty weapon and pointed it at Plaintiff for no reason."

Cruz claims he was "thrown on the ground" where Officer Joshua Coronado "kicked the Plaintiff in the face and head approximately three times." Cruz also claims his head was slammed onto the hood a police car.

The lawsuit says that the actions of the police were not mere negligence, but were objectively unreasonable. Cruz claims that his injuries required a trip to the Brownfield Regional Medical Center Emergency Room.

Police have not responded to the lawsuit in federal court records as of Sunday afternoon.

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