Lollie was waiting to meet his children at a nearby daycare in what he thought was a public area of the First National Bank building.
Security officers there asked him to leave and Lollie, who is African-American, refused when he spotted other non-minorities in the same area.
That’s when officer Lori Hayne first approached Lollie, whom his lawyers say was under no legal obligation to give his name to Hayne.
Lollie’s attorney, Paul Applebaum, said, “The situation went downhill from there as other officers were called in to respond.”
Those other two officers, Michael Johnson and Bruce Schmidt, arrived and pushed Lollie up against a skyway wall.
While Lollie complied with officers, he continued to exclaim he had done nothing wrong.
Soon after, he was struck with the electric probes of an officer’s Taser gun.
According to his civil lawsuit, Lollie suffered “bruising, burns and lacerations and has endured humiliation and emotional distress.”
Lollie Sues Cops, City For St. Paul Skyway Arrest
Bill Hudson, WCCO/CBS Minnesota