Man alleges injuries from being handcuffed behind his back

By Michael Abella | Jan 30, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A St. Clair County motorist is suing the Village of Freeburg and a police officer, alleging he suffered injuries from being handcuffed behind his back following neck surgeries.

BELLEVILLE — A St. Clair County motorist is suing the Village of Freeburg and a police officer, alleging he suffered injuries from being handcuffed behind his back following neck surgeries.

Bruce Anderson filed a complaint on Jan. 10 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against the Village of Freeburg and Christopher Flynn, alleging Flynn acted negligently, willfully and wantonly.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 10, he was operating his truck on Freeburg Street when he was pulled over by Flynn for rolling through a stop sign.

He was then handcuffed behind his back and allegedly forced to sit in a police car for 25 to 30 minutes, despite informing Flynn that he had undergone three neck surgeries in the previous year and should not be handcuffed behind his back, the suit states.  

As a result of Flynn's actions, the plaintiff alleges he was injured, causing him to suffer pain and and permanent disability.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount exceeding $50,000, plus costs of this suit and other just and proper relief.

He is represented by Jarod P. Beasley of Kuehn, Beasley & Young PC in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-8

Want to get notified whenever we write about St. Clair County Circuit Court ?

Sign-up Next time we write about St. Clair County Circuit Court, we'll email you a link to the story. You may edit your settings or unsubscribe at any time.

Organizations in this Story

St. Clair County Circuit Court

More News

The Record Network