According to NBCMIAMI.com
A Pembroke Pines man has filed a federal lawsuit against the Town of Davie and three of its police officers, accusing them of police brutality during a 2009 arrest deemed unlawful by the state.
An attorney for Matthew Lawson, 20, filed the $1 million suit on Tuesday, accusing officers Curtis Schock, Steve Ricker and Paul Vardakis of shocking Lawson with a Taser, sending a K-9 to attack and bite him, and punching and kicking his body, causing him to lose a tooth.
Lawson was initally charged with battery on an officer and resisting arrest with violence after the officers questioned him while he walked down the street and he did not stop.
But the Broward State Attorney’s office dismissed the charges, ruling that a person “cannot resist with violence an unlawful arrest” and there was “no reasonable suspicion of unlawful activity on the part of the defendant to justify a stop and detention of the defendant.”