A Springfield man is suing two city cops and a former Jerome police officer, accusing them of using excessive force against him as they attempted to take the man’s son into custody last year.
The case began with an attempt to pull over 30-year-old Greg Dawson.
Dawson proceeded to his father’s home and tried to enter the residence.
As police tried to take the younger man into custody, his father George Dawson came out of the home.
He says the two Springfield cops… Michael Brown and Chance Warnisher… kicked him and knocked him to the ground, injuring him.
The suit also says former Jerome cop Steven Stirmell was on the scene and failed to intervene.
The federal lawsuit seeks monetary damages from the three officers.