UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man is suing four state troopers claiming they falsified charging documents saying he pointed a gun at an officer, despite surveillance video showing he disarmed a would-be gunman.
The lawsuit was filed in federal court Thursday by 29-year-old Daylan McLee. Attorneys for McLee say he spent a year in jail and lost his job as a result of the 2016 charges that they say were falsified after an officer fired two shots at him. McLee was acquitted by a jury.
The lawsuit alleges that the troopers’ statements do not match surveillance footage and incorrectly portray an interview with McLee.
A message left with a State Police spokeswoman was not immediately returned Thursday.
The lawsuit comes less than a month after two incidents where police fatally shot black men who were attempting to stop shootings.