Denison Police Department sued over claims of assault
A man is suing over claims he was assaulted by a police officer.
David L. Morgan filed a lawsuit March 17 in the Sherman Division of the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Texas against the Denison Police Department, Officer Adron Douglas and Mayor Jared Johnson of Denison.
According to the complaint, Morgan says Douglas, a Denison police officer, assaulted him and injured him in front of many witnesses.
The police department is accused of failing to take responsibility for the crime, and Morgan says Mayor Johnson, the chief of the department, has failed to take action against the officer despite being contacted numerous times.
Douglas is seeking relief against the defendants.Eastern Texas District Court Case No. 4-14-CV-151 This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Sherman Division of the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.