- Associated Press - Thursday, November 26, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A man is suing the Eugene-area transit district saying he was slammed into a sidewalk and handcuffed at a downtown bus station.

Joseph Sullivan’s lawsuit seeks $10,000 for medical expenses and $900,000 for pain, discomfort and emotional distress.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/1jm56Ej ) that Lane Transit District officials declined to comment on the lawsuit. Andy Vobora, director of customer services and planning, says the two people named in the lawsuit are employees of security contractor G4S and are not employed directly by the transit district.

Sullivan’s lawsuit says the security officials were responding to a backup call from another employee, who was trying to serve Sullivan with a notice of exclusion to bar him from transit property. The suit says Sullivan was intoxicated.

Sullivan says he suffered bruises to his face, nasal fractures and severe bleeding.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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