In the wake of Shani Davis’ fellow Olympic speed skaters throwing shots at him, it appears that the Chicago PD is not that fond of him either.
Davis and three other Black men filed a lawsuit against the city and its former Police Superintendent, Terry Hillard.
The lawsuit alleges that a Chicago Police officer confronted Davis in 2001 while he was walking near his home and demanded that Davis put his hands against the wall. After the routine search of Davis’ arms, legs and torso, the officer pulled down Davis’ pants and underwear and shined a flashlight at his private parts.
But there’s more…
The officer then ordered Davis to turn around and repeated the process, pulling Davis’ pants and underwear away from his body, the lawsuit alleges.
At the time of the alleged incident, Davis had already been chosen as a member of the 2002 Olympic team.
Two years earlier, Davis had been searched near a Chicago train stop while on his way to a video arcade with friends, according to the skater’s suit. Quincy and Damien Joyner, who are part of the lawsuit, were also stopped in the 2000 incident.
Damane Grier, who was added to the lawsuit a few months later, was stopped in March 2003 while on his way to his mother’s house, it says.
All of the men, who are Black, say they were searched for illegal weapons. They are seeking unspecified damages.
Source: BET News