A paraplegic man, Clifford Owensby, was pulled by the hair by the Dayton, Ohio police. He was in his car with his 3 years-old son.
- Clifford Owensby filed a complaint with NAACP
- The police did not read him his rights
- The police was surveilling a “drug house”
This took place on September 30 in Dayton, Ohio. Clifford Owensby, 39, was driving in his car with his three years-old son when he was pulled over by the police.
In a statement, the Dayton Police Department said, officers have been observing a suspected drug house and stopped Owensby after seeing him leaving said house.
A bag containing $22,450 in cash was found in his car. The K9 sniffer indicated that the bag and/or the cash had been near illegal drugs.
Owensby told reporters he was returning cable TV boxes to the cable company.
No drugs or weapons were found in his vehicle. He was not charged with any drug related crime but rather with resisting arrest.
Owensby filed a complaint with the civil rights group the NAACP.
NAACP President Derrick Forward highlighted that the police didn’t read him his rights and that Owensby is preparing a lawsuit against the police.