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Man to Sue NYPD over Officer Hitting Him in Head with Nightstick

A New York man is planning to file a lawsuit against the NYPD over an incident two months ago when one officer confronted him for trying to beat the subway fare and ended up whacking him in the head with a nightstick.

If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s video someone captured of the full confrontation between the officer and 20-year-old Donovan Lawson:

You can see right at the top that the officer hits Lawson hard twice, once in the head, after which point you can see blood on Lawson’s face. And according to The New York Daily News, Donovan is planning to file a three million-dollar lawsuit against the NYPD for excessive use of force by the officer.

Prosecutors are investigating the matter, and Lawson recently appeared in court, where he accepted a deal that the charges against him would be dismissed if he stays out of trouble for six months.

[image via screengrab]

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