Thursday, November 2, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
During an Oct. 17 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously voted to authorize a payment of $38,000 to a man who filed a civil rights lawsuit against the village and two Maywood police officers last year.
According to court documents, the man, Daniel Jones, claims that on Aug. 18, 2015, Maywood Officers Flowers and Daniels, approached him outside of his house at 128 S. 20th Ave. in Maywood while he and his mother-in-law were arguing. In his complaint, Jones said that he called the police.
After Jones and one of the officers exchanged words, Jones claims that both officers, “without just cause or provocation,” threw him against a squad car and handcuffed him. He was then arrested, detained and later charged with disorderly conduct — a move that Jones claims the officers made to “cover for their actions.”
Jones said that his Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights were violated and that the incident resulted in “emotional anxiety, fear, humiliation, monetary loss, pain and suffering” for him. The lawsuit contains one count of excessive force and one count of false arrest.
According to the settlement agreement, both officers have repeatedly denied Jones’ allegations and the agreement itself is not an admission of “fault, liability or wrongdoing” by any of the defendants. VFP
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