Clinton County man is suing former Lansing Township officials

LANSING, Michigan – A Clinton County man is suing two former Lansing Township Police officers, alleging they used excessive force when they were arrested in 2018.

Damien Molina-Clark filed a lawsuit against Lansing Township Police officers Juan Concepcion and Patrick Herson in September.

The incident in question occurred on September 21, 2018. Molina-Clark was at a friend’s house in Lansing when his friend and his friend started arguing.

According to court documents, the fight resulted in someone calling the police. Concepcion and Herson came into Lansing’s apartment and spoke to the tenant outside because he would not let them in.

The tenant went back inside and the officers pressed the intercom buttons until someone called them into the building.

According to the lawsuit, Molina-Clark and his girlfriend walked out when officers entered the apartment and stood in the hallway when police handcuffed two of their friends.

Molina-Clark said in the lawsuit that the two officers forcibly pushed him to the ground, although he did not oppose the arrest.

Gus Morris, the attorney representing Concepcion and Herson, had a different version of the arrest.

“They were about to arrest the domestic violence perpetrator who appeared to be a friend of Mr. Molina-Clark,” said Morris Domestic Violence. “

Morris said officers warned Molina-Clark to get out of the way or he would be arrested multiple times and he would not act.

“So the officers tried to arrest him, he resisted and prevented arrest,” said Morris, “and he was handcuffed to the ground and taken to prison.”

Prior to being arrested, Molina-Clark was in physical therapy for a broken wrist. The lawsuit said he told officers that they damaged his wrist even more and that he had to go to the hospital.

When he got to the jail, he asked to have his wrist checked, he said, and his request was ignored.

Molina-Clark wrote in the lawsuit that he suffered significant injuries to his wrist and was restricted in his mobility.

He is demanding at least $ 250,000 in damages. Lansing Township Supervisor Dion’trae Hayes said they have no comments on any pending litigation.

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