Police, city sued over officer encounter at house

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PARIS, Ill. (WAND) – A Paris citizen is suing police officers and the city of Paris, claiming police forced entry into his home without a warrant.  

The attorney who filed the lawsuit says officers came to Charles Holt’s house after he went to the police station to confront a woman, who was in the process of reporting an argument to police. The attorney says police noticed Holt had a revoked license, leading to the encounter.

The lawsuit claims police first came to the locked front door and were told to leave if they didn’t have a warrant. It says one of the officers used their body to break the door open as all three went inside.

At that point, the suit claims an officer repeatedly used a stun gun on Holt before throwing him to the floor, handcuffing him and then “yanking” him off the ground while handcuffed.

The lawsuit seeks compensatory and punitive damages for the pain and suffering it says Holt experienced.

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