Documents and Incidents Tagged "Excessive Force"



    Incident Gladney-v-Timberlake

    Date Mar 08, 2021
    Report # Gladney-v-Timberlake
    Department Fairfax County Police
    Officers Tyler Ryan Timberlake

    On March 8, 2021, Lamonta Gladney field a civil rights lawsuit against Tyler Timberlake and Kyle M. Schaefer.

    As Gladney's lawyer alleged, he "suffered serious physical injury caused by Timberlake’s unlawful taser attack. Additionally, Gladney suffered and continues to suffer mental anguish, humiliation, and psychological pain...

    The Defendant’s misconduct, done under the color of state law, as described below, was recklessly and deliberately indifferent to the life, safety, bodily integrity, well-being, liberty, and civil rights of Lamonta Gladney.”

    Gladney presented three claims for relief. The first claim alleged deprivation of civil rights and violation of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments; the second with police brutality and excessive force; and the third with false arrest.

    The case concluded in June 2022. Officer Timberlake and Fairfax County admitted no wrongdoing, but they agreed to pay Gladney a $150,000 settlement.

    Address U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    Fairfax County, VA
    Tags Lawsuit  | Settlement  | Virginia Eastern District Court  | Fairfax County Police  | Tyler Timberlake  | Kyle Schaefer  | Lamonta Gladney  | Excessive Force  |

    Incident Gladden-v-Oberholzer

    Date Feb 06, 2019
    Time 09:00 AM
    Report # Gladden-v-Oberholzer
    Department Charlottesville Police
    Officers Robbie Oberholzer

    Jamar Gladden, appearing pro se and proceeding in forma pauperis, filed this

    civil action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging that Defendant R.A. Oberholzer, a police officer for the City of Charlottesville, used excessive force against Gladden during a traffic stop on July 29, 2015.

    On February 6, 2019, Gladden filed a one-count complaint alleging that Oberholzer violated his Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights. Gladden claims that he suffered a broken tooth, at least one cut requiring stitches, and a dislocated shoulder.

    Gladden complied. Instead of restraining Gladden’s wrists, however, Oberholzer “grabbed [him] around the neck with his forearm in a ‘choke hold’ fashion” and “used his body weight to throw” Gladden to the ground. Oberholzer kept choking Gladden and holding him down while unknown “detectives kicked, punched[,] and struck” him.

    Address Charlottesville, VA
    Tags Lawsuit  | Charlottesville  | Charlottesville Police  | Traffic Stop  | Excessive Force  | Robbie Oberholzer  | Jamar Gladden  |

    Incident Frenzley-v-Brothers

    Date Jan 25, 2023
    Report # Frenzley-v-Brothers
    Department Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office
    Officers Paul L. Brothers Iv

    A civil suit was filed against Paul L. Brothers IV for an assault he committed on April 3, 2021, for which Brothers was subsequently terminated from his position and briefly decertified by the Department of Criminal Justice Services.

    Address US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    Richmond, VA
    Tags Lawsuit  | Virginia Eastern District Court  | Excessive Force  | Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office  | Paul L. Brothers IV  |