The lawsuit was filed Thursday by civil rights attorney Ben Crump in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
The court determined that in order to sue for excessive force under the Fourth Amendment, it is not necessary for a plaintiff to have been physically seized by law enforcement.
Officers responded to the store at around 1:35 p.m. and met with management who said the armed man entered the store’s restroom. Responding officers found the man and immediately detained him.
Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said the support the department and community has received has been unbelievable.
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