Man Sues the City of Cedar Key
One man says it's police brutality, but the officer was never punished.
Now, the man who says he was assaulted by a Cedar Key police officer is suing the city and the current and former police chiefs.
Danny Beckham is a lifelong resident of Cedar Key who's made his living as a commercial fisherman.
In April of last year, while making a fish delivery ... he got in trouble with police for double parking.
He says what started out with a verbal dispute quickly turned physical when he says he was beaten and tased by an officer.
The Cedar Key police chief told TV 20 the department could not make a comment on the case until they receive the official lawsuit paperwork.
"Mr. Beckham is a lifelong residents over there. It really saddens him that he's got to file a lawsuit against the town where he lives, works, grew up, where his family is, in order to protect just his basic rights," Robert Rush, Beckham's attorney, said.
Danny Beckham and his attorney are seeking $75,000, plus court costs and lawyer fees.
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