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