Applebaum Law Firm sues rogue Minneapolis cop in two separate cases.
One day after assault charges were filed against a former Minneapolis police officer, we’re learning of a lawsuit accusing him of a similar use of excessive force.
Surveillance video outside a gas station in 2014 appears to show then Officer Christopher Reiter kicking a Shawn Ross in the chest.
Ross was the manager at the gas station and claims he was trying to break up a fight prior to Reiter’s arrival, according to the federal lawsuit. The video is evidence related to the lawsuit.
Ross’ attorney Paul Applebaum is seeking $300,000 in damages. He provided WCCO with the video.
According to the lawsuit documents, Ross states on Sept. 13, 2014, an intoxicated man was saying racial slurs towards people inside the Shell gas station at 640 East Lake Street.
Ross repeatedly tried to get the man to leave, but the man stayed outside the business and continued to “berate” customers.
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Mary McGuire and Jeff Wagner, WCCO/CBS Minnesota