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Auto passenger alleges police officer tackled him without cause


By Carrie Bradon | Oct 31, 2019

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HOUSTON — A Montgomery County man is suing a police officer, alleging the defendant tackled him without cause.

Jace Langley filed a complaint Aug. 26 in Harris County District Court against Richard Rulong Jr., alleging assault and infliction of emotional distress.

According to the complaint, on NOv. 18, 2018, Langley was a passenger in his girlfriend's car when the vehicle was stopped by Rulong, a Montgomery County sheriff's deputy. Langley alleges he was tackled Rulong after the plaintiff was asked to exit the car and the two rolled into a 5-foot ditch. The suit states the deputy used excessive force to the point that the plaintiff was injured and caused to suffer severe injuries and lasting physical damages.

Langley seeks more than $1 million, trial by jury, attorney fees, court costs, interest and all other just relief. He is represented by attorneys R. Clive Markland and Rob O. Cantu of Robert Markland LLP in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-60238

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