On November 19, 2021, Coyle Browne Law filed a civil rights lawsuit against BART and two BART Police Officers alleging racial profiling, unlawful seizure, and police brutality of our client. The case is filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, 4:21-cv-08998-KAW.
Allegations: On February 12, 2020, BART police officers needlessly and recklessly confronted, detained and beat our client at the Coliseum BART Station even though he was not a threat and had not shown any signs of aggressive or violent behavior. The same officers released him an hour later.
BART’s actions were bias-motivated and deprived our client of his right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures; to equal protection of the laws and to due process of law; to be free from the use of excessive and/or arbitrary force; and to be free from unreasonable, summary punishment, all guaranteed by the United States Constitution.
Anyone with information about discrimination, harassment, retaliation or other civil rights violations by BART, or anyone else in California, is encouraged to contact Coyle Browne Law for a free consultation at 800-421-2594 or email@example.com.