Black man in Mississippi accuses police of brutal beating wants $1 million in damages

David Logan, of Water Valley, Miss., was allegedly the victim of a police beating by officers with the Water Valley Police Department and deputies with the Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Department. (Photo courtesy of Carlos Moore, managing partner of the Cochran Law Firm-Mississippi Delta)

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then David Logan believes his bloody and battered photo should render him a $1 million payout. The 28-year old accused law enforcement in Yalobusha County of a brutal beating at a driver’s license checkpoint in Water Valley, Mississippi.

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On Wednesday, Logan’s attorney Carlos Moore shared the photo and filed a Notice of Claim for $1 million with Yalobusha County, the City of Water Valley, the Water Valley Police Department and the Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Department after the July 18 traffic stop.

Logan claims that deputies assaulted him during a roadblock stop after they determined he was driving with a suspended license. Officers reportedly asked Logan to exit his vehicle and claim they assumed he was going to run, so they commenced to assaulting him.

They reportedly viciously beat Logan using their flashlights and tasers, Oxford Eagle reports.

“The Defendant Officers/Deputies pushed, choked, punched and struck Mr. Logan repeatedly while he was unarmed and in handcuffs,” the claim read. “After they beat Mr. Logan, they took him to the Water Valley Police Department, where he was brutalized more with the use of tasers.”

“My client suffered and continues to suffer monetary losses from the injuries sustained including mental and emotional pain and anguish,” the claim said.

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Logan reportedly was so badly beaten that his eyes were swollen shut because of three fractures he sustained to his face. His attorney also alleged that he will suffer from “double vision for the rest of his life.”

In response, Yalobusha County Sheriff Humphreys said Logan resisted arrest and attacked officers.

The sheriff also alleged that the officers believed Logan was under the influence of Ecstasy because he was difficult to bring under control and the taser had little effect.

Logan was charged with resisting arrest, simple assault on a law enforcement officer, driving with a suspended license and possession of a controlled substance, the outlet reports.