Brian Chaney

Brian Chaney

subjected to racism by a policeman

In July 2021, officers of the Keego Harbor, Michigan Police Department used excessive force in the illegal arrest of 48-year-old black Brian Chaney. According to the man, that day he went to training after taking his two sons to the gym.

He claims that a police officer drove up to him in a patrol car and ordered him to take his hands out of his pockets, after which the officer said he was “going to search him because he looks like he has a gun.” In addition, the policeman accused the man that he wanted to steal a car standing nearby. Chaney claims that initially he did not hear the orders of the police officer, as he was wearing headphones, which angered the policeman, who reportedly pushed the man in the back, then knocked him to the ground and handcuffed him. The officer called the man a “dog” several times, but as soon as Chaney asked if the officer was going to press his neck with his knee to the ground, the policeman realized that he had exceeded his authority and released the man.

In July 2021, a 48-year-old man who was arrested for no reason filed a civil rights violation lawsuit in the amount of $10 million. He claims that a police department officer violated his rights by using excessive force.