Officer Michael Slager, who was fired from the St. Louis Police Department for kicking an unarmed black man in the head, is being sued for racial discrimination
The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office fired an officer over an incident last year in which he kicked a man in a St. Paul, Minnesota, parking lot, court documents say.
In August of 2015, Slager was in a police car with another officer when the man allegedly tried to run from the vehicle and Slager kicked him in the back, causing him to fall onto his back, according to court documents.
Slager was fired, and he filed a lawsuit alleging he was discriminated against and violated his civil rights.
In the lawsuit, Slagers attorney said he has filed lawsuits in Minnesota, Missouri, Missouri and New Mexico and has received numerous settlements in those states.
He said that in 2015, when the St Louis Police department was still under the control of the Stuarts, the department did not use racial profiling in its operations.
The St. Cloud Police Department, however, used racial profiling, he said.
The lawsuit also said that Slager had to stop responding to calls about a suspect and a drug dealer who was armed and dangerous.
The man was killed in a shootout with police after he was shot, according the lawsuit.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday said Slager has been discriminated against in Minnesota and other states because of his race and that the Stlucys use of racial profiling is not consistent with St. Charles County policies.
The suit asks a judge to dismiss Slager’s lawsuit and to restore his termination.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Officer Michael Slager, the former NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner and was acquitted of manslaughter in Garner’s death, has been given the highest honor by the city’s police union, the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.
The honor will be presented to him by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, the union said.
In an email to the union, Slager’s attorney said the award was meant to honor “the sacrifices of those who have served in the NYPD and other law enforcement agencies.”
Slager, who was fired by the NYPD in 2013, was charged in a 2016 shooting of an unarmed Black man that resulted in the death of 18-year-old Eric Garner.
A grand jury declined to indict Slager on the murder charges, which were dropped in August 2018.
Slager is serving a 25-year prison sentence for manslaughter in the shooting.
Slag Slag, a nickname for trash, is a term used to describe police brutality.
Slog Slag is the name of a Staten Island street gang and a reference to a phrase that the group used on social media to refer to officers who used excessive force, which was used in Garner and other cases.
Slag Slog, a term that the gang uses to describe officers who use excessive force.
“This award is an affirmation of the hard work and sacrifice that these police officers have put in,” Patrolmen-Berea President James O’Neill said in a statement.
“The department is working diligently to reform its internal affairs procedures and improve accountability and oversight to ensure the highest standards of conduct and fairness are met.”
Slager was a sergeant at the time of the incident in 2014, and was later demoted to patrol sergeant, which is a rank higher than sergeant.
Slags name was posted online in September and then became part of a national conversation about how to handle the controversial term.
The term is used to refer the use of force by police.
Slagers father, Michael Slagers, who is black, has said the term is not appropriate and that it should be replaced by “just police.”
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said on Tuesday that Slager would be honored by the union for his contributions to the department.
Slaga’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Michael Slagers former girlfriend was caught on camera dragging a naked woman out of her hotel room after a night of drinking, court documents allege.
The woman’s name has not been released for her protection.
The arrest warrant was filed Tuesday in federal court in North Charleston, S.C. The woman was arrested in March and faces felony charges.
Her attorney, Andrew Seidel, declined to comment.
Selling Slager’s alleged crimes in the United States is illegal.
A judge issued an arrest warrant last month and ordered him held pending a Jan. 6 court hearing.
He was arrested on Thursday after a man said Slager forced him to drink a beer.
Prosecutors charged Slager with felony sex abuse, assault, burglary and disorderly conduct.
He faces a possible life sentence if convicted.
The case is being prosecuted by the North Charleston District Attorney’s Office.
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