Police Abuse

Lawsuit Charges Beating and Illegal Restraint by Police After Traffic Ticket

That's tough enforcement


Arkansas sheriff's deputies tied a man to chair for eight hours and beat him "until his teeth were knocked from his mouth"—after a traffic ticket, the man claims in court.

Anthony Westbrook sued Saline County, its Sheriff Bruce Pennington and Deputy Calvin Reed, in Saline County Court. He claims the defendants "have created an atmosphere of terror and torture at the [Saline County Detention] Center".

Westbrook, who also sued five Jane Doe deputies, claims he was beaten and unconstitutionally restrained for 10 hours after his arrest and medical treatment.