Atlantic City Police Department K9 handler, officer Sterling Wheaten
- Other lawsuits naming Officer Wheaten
— Mohamed Ellaisy alleged officers “grabbed, punched and restrained” him at a casino in 2011. The suit, filed earlier this month, also claims the city’s policy “routinely deprives citizens of their Constitutional rights, and/or by failing to train, supervise or discipline its officers.”
— Matthew Groark alleged officers threw him down a flight of stairs and punched him at a nightclub in 2010. He was initially charged with obstructing, resisting arrest and aggravated assault. The suit states all three were dismissed.
— Vernon Kelley alleged that Wheaten assaulted him following an altercation with bouncers at an Atlantic City nightclub in 2010. The matter was settled out of court, with no admission of guilt by the defendants.
— Michael Troso alleged officers “brutally beat,” restrained and charged him with obstruction of justice at a restaurant in 2008. The suit states the charges were later dismissed.
— Nicholas Worrall alleged that he was assaulted by employees of a night club in 2010 and, later, by four police officers who then detained him without justification.
— Justin Zelanik alleged that he was handcuffed by officers and had a K-9 dog released on him after he returned to his girlfriend's Atlantic City home following a domestic altercation in 2009, during which Zelanik was removed from the home. The suit against the officers was dismissed.
Posted: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 10:45 pm
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