Man sues Dale County town for $4 million

Pincard, Alabama (WDHN) — A man filed a $4 million lawsuit against the town of Pincard in Dale County.

James Johnson filed suit Thursday after a jury found he was wrongfully arrested and charged with six misdemeanors in 2019.

Mr Johnson was arrested on September 7, 2019 and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, attempting to escape, and obstructing government operations in connection with the August 18, 2019 incident.

According to court records, the Pinkard police officer in charge of the case said there was a heated exchange between Johnson and an officer at the Pinkard Police Department. After the exchange, officers repeatedly asked Mr. Johnson to leave.

When Johnson refused to leave, officers took a safety precaution and grabbed him by the neck and pushed him against the wall.

Johnson and her son then left Pinkard Police Station and, according to court records, officers headed for their home, where they sought a warrant for Johnson’s arrest.

“We are charging the town of Pincard with vicious prosecution, civil rights violations and several other charges,” Johnson’s attorney David Harrison said. “We are seeking $4 million and a jury trial.”

The civil action against the town of Pincard was filed in Dale County Court just before 5 p.m. Thursday.

https://www.wkrg.com/alabama-news/man-files-lawsuit-against-alabama-town-asking-for-4-million/ Man sues Dale County town for $4 million

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