Yale University in New Haven, Conn.
Updated: Friday, 16 Nov 2012, 12:56 PM EST
Published : Friday, 16 Nov 2012, 12:56 PM EST
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Yale University football player is suing New Haven police, saying he was seriously injured when they used a Taser on him during a nightclub raid in 2010.
Jordan Jefferson filed the lawsuit in New Haven Superior Court against the city, former police Chief Frank Limon, and officers who participated in the raid at Alchemy/Elevate nightclub. He says he suffered post concussive syndrome, headaches, blurred vision and other injuries.
Jefferson accuses police of using excessive force and denies he was resisting arrest. The lawsuit says charges against him, including assaulting police, were dismissed.
The city says it is aware of the lawsuit and will respond at the appropriate time.
An internal affairs probe of the raid found no need to discipline officers.