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Trial date set for claims of excessive force by TPD

Posted at 12:02 PM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-01 13:02:30-04

A federal district court is moving forward with a lawsuit against three Tulsa police officers, claiming they used excessive force.

The incident happened in 2017, Tulsa police were searching for a car theft suspect near 51st and Harvard.

According to the documents, a pursuit led the officers to the property of Jack Morris.

Officers searched the property for the pursuit suspect, during the search they encountered Morris.

Attorneys for Morris allege that the officers violated Morris' 4th amendment rights and question the city's Use of Force Review Policy.

Morris was originally charged with two counts of assault and battery on a police officer, which were later dismissed.

The suit is set to go to trial in January.

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