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Excessive force complaint filed against Chico Police Department

Ashley Gebb, Chico Enterprise-Record, September 4, 2013
CHICO -- A Danville man is suing the city of Chico in federal court with claims of unreasonable arrest and excessive force by Chico police. The Oakland law firm Haddad & Sherwin, which specializes in civil rights cases, filed the complaint Friday in the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento. It alleges that without cause and driven by racial motivations, members of the police department detained 21-year-old Arash Akbarieh in February in an incident that resulted in physical and emotional distress, knee surgery, ongoing medical care, income loss and significant medical bills.

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