A mentally handicapped Dearborn man plans to sue the city for alleged police brutality.
28-year-old Ali Beydoun was stopped by police while riding his bike home from his job as a dishwasher in December.
A dashcam video shows that an officer approaches him, and asks a few questions.
But when the officer tries to pat him down for weapons, Beydoun resists. He’s then wrestled to the ground and kicked by officers.
Beydoun’s lawyers say that same video shows officers used excessive force.
Attorney Amir Makled says it also should have been obvious to officers that his client is mentally disabled.
Makled says the situation was complicated by the fact that Beydoun only speaks limited English. His family emigrated to the U.S. from Lebanon six years ago.