Report: Family of Madison teenager who was arrested by police may sue city for $2.8 million

Report: Family of Madison teenager who was arrested by police may sue city for $2.8 million
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An investigation into a Madison-area high schooler who was arrested by police has now turned into a possible $2.8 million lawsuit, according to an article on Madison365.

A video shows Madison police aggressively arresting the 17-year-old boy after he refused to be handcuffed or listen to the police’s orders on June 3.

The investigation determined the sergeant’s actions to be “objectively reasonable” Sept. 20.

The boy’s family plans to sue the city of Madison if the city denies the family’s claim. Their claim states the boy underwent physical and emotional pain that is permanently damaging. It also says the boy’s mom, Jeanetta Clash, suffered emotional trauma and distress.

According to the Madison365 article, Madison Mayor Satya-Rhodes Conway and Madison Police Department officials have not yet commented and Madison Common Council President Shiva Bidar declined to do so.

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