Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Johnson City police officer sues Elizabethton police officer

The Johnson City paper (registration required) has this report ("Police officer sues over Elizabethton stop," 5/26/04), which begins as follows:

"A Johnson City police officer is suing an Elizabethton police officer after he was detained and left standing on the streets of Elizabethton in handcuffs for more than 15 minutes.
Michael Butler, an 18-year veteran of the Johnson City Police Department, and Jeffrey Grindstaff, of Carter County, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Greeneville last week. The lawsuit names Capt. Clyde Croy, a 26-year veteran of the Elizabethton Police Department, as the defendant.

Butler and Grindstaff are seeking $400,000 in damages."

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