Rosenberg man claims Fort Bend Co. officers used excessive force, caused eye injury

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Dec. 12, 2013, 11:00am

HOUSTON - Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy E. Nehls and a group of his officers face legal action from a man complaining of an eye injury he sustained during an arrest in late 2011.

In recent court documents filed Dec. 11 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas, Rosenberg resident Juan Resendiz claims said officers exerted excessive force when they apprehended him at his residence for an alleged disturbance on Dec. 11, 2011.

Implicated in the lawsuit are officers Chad A. Green, James A. Travis, David Connolly,
Tyson Dean Dierschke, Travis L. Moore and Jefferey Lee Martin.

The original petition asserts the officers physically restrained the plaintiff after their arrival and reportedly struck him in the head and face during the process, claiming the latter suffered a fractured eye socket.

Resendiz adds his civil rights were violated.

Consequently, he seeks at least $1 million in damages and a jury trial.

Attorney Sean A. Roberts of The Roberts Law Firm in Houston is representing the complainant.

Case No. 4:13-CV-3627

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