Paul McClelland was arrested in King’s Road, Brighton, after shoplifting from Sainsbury’s in Western Road, Brighton.
Footage revealed by The Argus showed that the 37-year-old of SiIlwood Place, Brighton, was kicked in the back of the leg by an officer after he had been stunned.
An internal investigation by the force into the officer’s conduct ruled that its employee was in line with its policies.
But lawyers acting on behalf of Mr McClelland have now issued a formal complaint to the force claiming the force was “excessive and disproportionate”.'Lawyers acting for..'? What sort of lunatic ambulance-chasing, no-shame-at-all outfit could possibly think this case is a winner?
Sophie Khan, legal director of Police Action Centre...Oh. Of course.
...said: “The Police Action Centre have lodged a complaint on behalf of the man tasered by Sussex Police on July 5.
“The use of force was excessive and disproportionate as he did not pose an immediate risk to the officers at the scene or the wider public.
“The police officers failed to carry out their duties to a requisite standard necessary to safeguard the man’s welfare and as a result the man suffered injuries to his face and arms.”Let's hope this one finds a very unsympathetic judge.
H/T: InspGadget (now back on Twitter)