Man Illegally Camping on Texas Beach 'Brutally Beaten by Two Cops and Held Underwater' as Dashboard Camera Rolled (The Daily Mail)
Wednesday September 11th, 2013
A Texas man has filed a lawsuit against the Galveston Police Department, claiming that officers savagely beat him and forced his head underwater while he was sleeping on a beach.
Reginald Deon Davis, 34, filed the federal lawsuit Monday accusing the City of Galveston of failing to properly train its police officers.
According to the court documents cited by the Courthouse News Service, the incident happened March 19 while Davis was napping in his car on the Galveston seawall.
The suit details how Davis traveled to Galveston the night before to attend a friend's birthday party. Afterwards, the 34-year-old went to a local Denny's restaurant to study for a college exam the next morning.