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Man sues Missouri town for broken arm

Saturday, May 9, 2009 | 7:30 p.m. CDT

OAKVIEW — An 88-year-old man sued the tiny Kansas City suburb of Oakview for $5 million, claiming police brutality.

Phillip Forte claims Oakview police officer Kimberly Whyley broke his arm during a Feb. 12 traffic stop.

The lawsuit says Forte was pulled over for driving with no headlights in the dark. It says that while Whyley sat in her patrol car writing Forte a ticket, he accidentally took his foot off the brake and his vehicle rolled back into her car, causing the officer to become enraged.

The 38-year-old Whyley is on paid leave and facing a misdemeanor assault charge in the incident. But her attorney, Bill Shull, said her dashboard camera shows Forte resisting arrest.

 


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