Man, Daughter In Protest Video Sue Kansas City Officers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man and his 15-year-old daughter whose violent handling at the hands of Kansas City police has been widely viewed online are now suing several of the officers. Tarence Maddox and his daughter were at a May 30 protest at the Country Club Plaza to protest police brutality when they say officers descended on them, dousing them with pepper spray and pulling Tarence Maddox off a sidewalk and into the street before arresting him. The lawsuit says Maddox and his daughter were deliberately harmed by the officers despite posing no threat to the officers. Maddox’s attorney, Tom Porto, says Maddox also suffered permanent injury to his knee during the arrest that required surgery.