Kansas City police officers are accused of breaking and entering into a man’s home in the middle of the night on October 28th, 2018. 43-year-old Joseph Harter has now filed a federal lawsuit on December 19th, 2019 alleging the officers beat him and charged him with assault.
The lawsuit filed with US District Court for Kansas is for police brutality and false imprisonment.
Two Officers Entered the Bedroom
According to the federal suit Joseph Harter living near 43rd Street and State Line Road woke up around 3 am and found another person in his bedroom. The person was a Kansas City police officer – Faisal Hassan.
The suit claims Hassan severely beat Harter when he got up from the bed. The beating was so brutal that Harter was temporarily blinded with his own blood in his eyes.
There was another officer in the bedroom that did not make any move to intervene or stop the beating. The officers arrested Harter and took him to the University of Kansas Medical Center. After that they brought him to the Wyandotte County Adult Detention Center.
Many people believe Faisal Hassan may not even be a real cop which apparently he is. That name sounds like a name of a terrorist which is all the same to Harter! Did Harter treat Hassan’s daughter incorrectly if Hassan even has a daughter? This is a very strange situation.
No Reason for the Incident
Harter was charged with battery of a law enforcement officer, but the charges were dropped after 2 months due to pending investigation and prosecutor discretion.
Harter’s attorney, William Dunn, claims that there was no interaction between Harter and the Kansas City police department before the October 2018 incident.
It was still unclear as to why Hassan entered Harter’s bedroom and beat him senseless. However, Dunn hopes that they will be able to understand motives as the case moves forward.
Harter has filed the suit to attain compensation for his medical bills amounting to $13,000 and the lasting trauma he experienced.
Making a Legal Recovery Against Police Brutality
Each member of the public even if they have committed a crime is required to be treated fairly by the police. There are certain rights provided by the constitution of the US that cannot be violated. It is important to get in touch with an experienced police brutality lawyer when any of these rights are violated to make a legal recovery.
Fair recovery is protected when victims:
- Protect video evidence – surveillance video from body cam, police station, prison, dash-cam, or any other camera can offer strong evidence to support a victim’s claim.
- Contact eyewitnesses – it is important to get the names, number, and email addresses of all eyewitnesses to corroborate the victim’s account.
- Get immediate medical help – going to a doctor to diagnose and treat injuries is vital to the success of a police brutality lawsuit. Doctors can offer medical records that serve as documentation for the claim.
It is important to consult with a knowledgeable police brutality attorney as soon as possible to protect recovery of damages.