- Aug 28, 2015
Lawyers for a Michigan teen's family released photos Tuesday showing the boy's injuries following a June 2014 arrest in Grand Rapids.
An unarmed African-American teen was badly beaten by a Michigan police officer during an arrest that violated the Fourth Amendment, his lawyers said Tuesday.
A federal lawsuit filed last week accuses a Grand Rapids officer of using “unreasonable and excessive force” while having “no lawful authority” for the June 2014 arrest.
Officer Sean McCamman punched the boy in the head and bludgeoned him with the bulb end of a flashlight after a chase involving vague reports of a black male carrying a gun, according to the lawsuit. The teen, who was 15 at the time and is referred to in court papers only as “D.B.,” was later cleared of all charges stemming from the arrest.