Tasered Brooklyn Man Sues NYPD
Security guard claims police overreacted in parking flap
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Updated at 2:15 PM EST on Monday, Mar 21, 2011
A Brooklyn security guard is suing the NYPD claiming that officers tasered him after he double parked his car.
Jonathan Zimmerman, 26, of Brownsville, told the Daily News that he was left with a Taser prong in his back that surgeons had to remove, leaving a noticeable scar.
Zimmerman claimed that officers overreacted after he argued about being ticketed for double parking while sitting in his car with a friend outside her Bedford-Stuyvesant home in April 2010.
A police spokesman said Zimmerman had to be restrained after he talked back to officers and refused their order to move his car.