DANVILLE, Va. – A Pittsylvania County man has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Danville Police Department.
Eldridge Meeks claims the department used excessive force while arresting him. According to X-ray images in the lawsuit, Meeks broke his clavicle and fractured his ribs during his 2018 arrest.
The complaint says he ran from police but was later forced to the ground while handcuffed with an officer sitting on his back.
Meeks was wanted for outstanding non-violent felonies and police also knew he had a history of running from law enforcement, argued the complaint.
The arrest was captured on body camera footage, according to the complaint.