NEW YORK (AP) — A Wall Street financial worker says New York City police officers responding to a noisy domestic dispute in 2004 sodomized him with a baton.
Ralph Johnson's allegations recall the more notorious cases of a Brooklyn tattoo parlor employee in 2008 and Haitian immigrant Abner Louima a decade before that.
Those past accusations grabbed headlines and raise concerns about excessive force, but Johnson's civil case has unfolded largely unnoticed in federal court in Manhattan.
Johnson is seeking unspecified damages at his ongoing trial.
The city has defended the officers, saying Johnson's girlfriend was in distress and Johnson was uncooperative. They also say he told NYPD internal affairs that he wasn't sure how he was injured.