Man Sues City of Chico for Police Excessive Force

Sep 6, 2013 7:31 AM

A Danville man who claims police used excessive force while arresting him at a party is now suing the city of Chico because of it. The suit says Arash Ak-Barieh, 21, should never have been arrested in the first place. The incident happened in February. The suit also alleges the officer's actions resulted in a dislocated knee and were driven by racist motivations. Ak-Barieh, who is of Persian decent, claims one officer asked him where he was from because, quote, "You don't sound American." City officials are not commenting.


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