Three Raleigh police officers face lawsuit

Raleigh Police cars

February 24, 2010 1:33:19 PM PST
Charles Payne claims three police officers assaulted him following an incident at the Raleigh nightclub "The Porch, The Basement" in August of 2008. Payne says the officers, two who were off duty at the time, mistook his cerebral palsy for being drunk.

In his lawsuit he also accuses the officers of attacking him after they couldn't get his arms behind his back to handcuff him.

Click here to read the lawsuit

Payne says his condition limits his arm movement.

On top of suing the officers, Payne is also suing the city of Raleigh, the Police Department, and the owners of the nightclub.

Payne is seeking at least $75,000 in compensation.

Send pictures | Classifieds | Report A Typo |  Send Tip |  Get Alerts
Most Popular  |  Follow abc11 on Twitter  |  abc11 on Facebook


Load Comments