‘I’ll Blow Your !$#%^@* Head Off’: Violent Cops Sued For Wrongful Arrest Of Black College Swimmer

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A Black Eastern Illinois University student is seeking justice after being wrongfully arrested, threatened, and assaulted while on a trip with his swimming team after competing at a conference championship. Jaylan Butler was singled out among his teammates and placed in handcuffs by police officers in Quad Cities, a region of four cities in Iowa and Illinois, according to QCOnline.

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit out of Chicago on Butler’s behalf, accusing the officers of “unlawful search and seizure, false arrest, excessive detention, excessive force, failure of bystander officers to intervene in unconstitutional conduct, and assault,” according to the report.

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