Another attorney, Paul Applebaum, said the injuries have affected Fleming’s ability to work.
“He has incredible persisting pain in his eye and in his head, so it’s very difficult for him to find steady employment,” Applebaum said.
Applebaum is not sure if the officers were disciplined. Even though the incident happened six years ago, he says the lawsuit is still within the statute of limitations. It couldn’t proceed sooner, because Fleming was trying to see “how well he would recover from his injuries, and that takes a long time.”
“We had spoken with him, and we wanted to make sure that he was in a position to go forward with this and deal with the pressures of a lawsuit, and so he waited and we waited,” Applebaum said.
Man sues St. Paul, officers, saying he was beaten without cause
Matt Sepic, MPR News