Lawsuit claims Donald Neely suffered physical and emotional distress due to white officers’ conduct, leading the homeless black man by a rope down city streets after arrest in August last year.

The lawsuit accused the city and the police department of negligence [File: Photo courtesy: Adrienne Bell/Twitter]

A Black man who was led by a rope by two white officers on horseback has sued a southeast Texas city and its police department for $1m, saying he suffered humiliation and fear during his arrest.

A lawsuit filed last week in Galveston County district court on behalf of Donald Neely, 44, alleged the officers’ conduct was “extreme and outrageous”, both physically injuring Neely and causing him emotional distress, US media outlets reported on Sunday,

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