Officer Involved in Jamar Clark Shooting Sued 10 Days Before
One of two Minneapolis police officers involved in the shooting death of Jamar Clark was sued just ten days before the shooting.
The lawsuit accuses Officer Dustin Schwarze of using excessive force during an arrest four years ago.
Court documents say that Schwarze, who was working as a Richfield Police Officer at the time, used a stun gun on a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over by two officers in Richfield in December of 2011.
The lawsuit also accuses Schwarze of threatening to beat that passenger and another if they exited the vehicle.
Two other officers and the city of Richfield are named in the lawsuit.
The case was moved last week from Hennepin County District Court to U.S. District Court.
Schwarze and Officer Mark Ringgenberg are being investigated in the death of Clark.
According to court documents, Ringennberg and another San Diego officer were accused of using excessive force in 2012. A federal civil rights lawsuit was settled with the victim.
A federal Civil Rights investigation has been launched into Clark’s death.