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Inmate sues Paterson alleging police brutality

By Jayed Rahman
Published: October 31, 2017


A man being held at the Passaic County Jail on attempted murder and weapons offenses has filed a lawsuit against the city in federal court alleging police brutality. In his handwritten complaint, Kashief Davis is alleging police officer Edgar Torres kicked and punched him during arrest.

Davis’ complaint states the incident happened on Aug. 20th, 2017. Davis was among three people arrested on that date for allegedly shooting a 17-year-old Michigan girl on Carroll Street and 12th Avenue, authorities said at the time.

Davis claims he was walking in the area when the officer approached him. “I laid flat on my chest and stomach,” reads his complaint, “Off. Torres came up to me and handcuffed me.”

Davis alleges Torres struck him “hard in the head” requiring staples.

The inmate also names St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in his lawsuit. He alleges in his complaint, filed on Oct. 27th, 2017, that a security guard at the hospital also attacked him.

Davis, who is awaiting trial for the attempted murder and weapons charges, is seeking compensation for pain and suffering, according to his complaint.

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