Jury: Man who says cops beat him, locked in closet gets $22M

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A jury has awarded $22 million to a man who said he was wrongly arrested, beaten by police in suburban Cleveland and locked in a storage closet for four days.

WJW-TV (http://bit.ly/1WwxwNw ) reports a jury reached its decision Tuesday in Arnold Black’s lawsuit against the city of East Cleveland and several members of its police department.

City officials plan to appeal.

The Maple Heights man says police wouldn’t tell him why he was arrested in 2012. He alleges he was handcuffed, beaten and kept in a storage closet where he had no food and had to use a locker as a bathroom.

East Cleveland officials say officers involved in the case aren’t employed there anymore.


Information from: WJW-TV, http://www.fox8.com