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.
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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.