Oneonta man seeking $12 million in damages in police brutality case

By WKTV News

ONEONTA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Oneonta man who says a police officer used excessive force during a traffic stop is now seeking $12 million in damages.

In a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday, Bradford Shanks and his attorneys are asking for $12 million in compensatory and punitive damages.

The City of Oneonta, the Oneonta Police Department and three officers - Michael Breen, Derrick E. Kruser, and Brian J. Cetnar are all named in the federal suit.

Shanks says after being pulled over back in January, Officer Michael Breen hit him several times on the head. Shanks also claims he was targeted by Officer Breen in the past.

To read the full complaint filed in federal court, click the related content for the a PDF file of the full document.

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