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Montgomery County resident sues sheriff's office and police officer for alleged civil rights violations

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By Bree Gonzales | Aug 22, 2018


PHILADELPHIA — A Montgomery County resident is suing the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and an unnamed officer, citing alleged excessive force, conspiracy and Monell Claim.

George Goodman filed a complaint on Aug. 16, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Pennsylvania, against the defendants alleging that they harmed him when they forcibly pulled him away from his house.

The plaintiff alleges that, between February 21, 2018, and July 24, 2018, he was forcibly pulled 15 feet across his porch by his left arm and removed from the steps by the officer when he tried to reenter his home to notify his son about the arrival of the police officers for the latter’s arrest, according to the complaint. 

He sought medical care for the pain on his left shoulder and underwent a rotator cuff surgery. The plaintiff holds Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and Police Officer John Doe responsible because the defendants allegedly have deprived plaintiff of his rights, privileges and/or immunities secured by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including his right to bodily integrity and his right to be free from illegal seizure.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an amount in excess of $1,000,000 plus delay damages, interests, costs, attorney's fees, and declaratory and injunctive relief. He is represented by Brian J. Zieger of Levin & Zieger LLP in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:18-cv-03485-CDJ

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