HUNTINGTON – A man is suing the Huntington Police Department over allegations that he was physically assaulted without cause.
William L. Boyd filed a complaint in Cabell Circuit Court against Huntington Police Department and Cabell Huntington Hospital.
The suit states that on an unmentioned date, the plaintiff was departing from the Cabell Huntington Hospital emergency room when he was approached by a police officer who allegedly ordered him to lie face down. Upon doing so, the suit states the plaintiff was allegedly ordered to "shut up" and was handcuffed and placed into the police car.
The plaintiff alleges he was taken to a dark location and the police officers present began to attack him, shoot a gun next to his ear, punch him and beat his head against a wall until he passed out.
The plaintiff alleges he was physically harmed and continues to be pain and suffering to this day. The plaintiff alleges that he was unfairly arrested and assaulted despite doing nothing wrong.
The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is representing himself.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Paul T. Farrell.
Cabell Circuit Court case number 19-C-95