Lawsuit: Man 'unmercifully' beaten by Houston jailer

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Mar. 20, 2013, 10:24am

HOUSTON - Houston resident Marcus Harrison is suing the city of Houston in response to alleged police brutality, recent court documents say. 

Harrison originally launched the litigation in Harris County District Court on Aug. 12, 2012.

The Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas received the case on March 8.

In the lawsuit, the plaintiff asserts he sustained a "brutal" beating while in the Houston Police Department's custody after he was arrested for outstanding warrants in another city on Aug. 15, 2010.

While Harrison was in the city jail, the original petition states, jailer Adam Corey Anweiler beat him "unmercifully without provocation."

It adds the jailer "used the concrete walls of the jail to injure" the complainant, insisting the latter was "not a threat to anyone."

"Such use of force was traumatic, cruel and unreasonable," the suit says.

Harrison claims he carried no weapons and that he surrendered unconditionally.

The events in question inflicted injuries to Harrison's face, head, neck and body, the suit says.

Anweiler joins his employer as a co-defendant in the case.

The plaintiff consequently seeks unspecified monetary damagesand a jury trial.

Attorney Reginald McKamie of the Law Offices of Reginald E. McKamie Sr. P.C. in Houston is representing Harrison.

Case No. 4:13-CV-626

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