- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia Union University student has filed a lawsuit against the Richmond Police Department, saying he was left injured and shaken after police raided his home with a warrant listing a non-existent address.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/1jCqKEY) that the lawsuit says Maurice Neblett was falling asleep in his apartment in February 2014 when officers in pursuit of marijuana kicked in his door. The lawsuit says police then beat Neblett for five to six minutes and threatened him.

Neblett’s attorney Jonathan Arthur says police found no marijuana in the apartment, but did take a lawfully purchased and legally registered firearm.

Since the raid, Neblett says he’s dealt with anxiety, post-traumatic stress and other conditions. He is seeking $2.3 million in damages.

Police spokesman Gene Lepley declined an interview request from the newspaper.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com

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