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Man sues Cedar Hill police and Methodist Health police, alleges his leg was broken during arrest


Sep 17, 2023

A Cedar Hill man, Twan Campbell, has filed a lawsuit against the city and Methodist Health System, alleging that he sustained multiple leg fractures while being restrained at the hospital after a traffic stop. The lawsuit was filed in Dallas County on behalf of Campbell, who suffered “serious personal injuries” on September 18, 2021. The City of Cedar Hill, Methodist Health System, Cedar Hill Police Officers, and Methodist Health Police Officers have been named in the lawsuit, and both the Cedar Hill Police Chief Ely Reyes and a spokesperson for Methodist Health System have confirmed the pending legal action. However, they have declined to comment further. Campbell’s attorney has not responded to requests for comment.

According to the complaint, Campbell was driving in Cedar Hill when a police officer pulled him over for an expired registration. After asking Campbell to exit the vehicle, the Cedar Hill police officers conducted a field sobriety test and subsequently arrested him. The complaint alleges that Campbell was not informed of the results of the test or read his Miranda rights. Instead, he was taken to Methodist Charlton Medical Center for a blood draw. While in the hospital hallway, a Cedar Hill police officer asked Campbell if he wanted to sit down, but he declined three times. In an unexpected act of violence, as described in the complaint, the police officer forcefully grabbed Campbell by the arm. Both the Cedar Hill and Methodist officers then restrained Campbell, causing injury to his leg.

According to the complaint, Campbell’s leg suffered multiple fractures as a result of this incident. Court records indicate that Campbell was charged with driving with an open container, but the final outcome of the case is not immediately known. Campbell is seeking damages amounting to more than $1 million.

By Editor

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