HPD's Pink Monkey Raid: Jury Awards Employee $17,500 For Being Roughed Up
HPD threw him to the ground, man says.
A federal jury has awarded an employee of the Pink Monkey nightclub $17,500 for being roughed up by Houston police during a 2008 raid.
Donald Boyd suffers from lupus, has had a stroke and has a medical pump implanted in his stomach, and he says he was cooperating with officers when he was thrown to the ground by them.
"I'm a very, very passive person, and to get thrown on the ground ... I was passive before I had a stroke, and after I had a stroke, I mean, I couldn't believe it. I was more in shock than anything else," Boyd said at a press conference today.
The after-hours downtown club was raided on suspicion of drug activity.
Other suits filed against the city have either been dismissed or won by the city, KHOU says, and city officials are planning to appeal Boyd's award.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Houston Press' biggest stories.
- Top 10 Super Bowl One-Hit Wonders (w/ VIDEO)
Fri., Feb. 19, 6:00pm
Fri., Feb. 19, 6:30pm
Fri., Feb. 19, 8:00pm
Sat., Feb. 20, 1:00pm
- Sheriff Hickman Shoots the Messenger, Pushes Back on Chron Jail Series
- Super Bowl 50: Five Best Prop Bets And Prediction