A 92-year-old minister is suing the city of Salisbury, saying unreasonable force was used when a police officer tackled him and broke two bones.
The Rev. J.W. Loy Jr. filed the civil complaint last month in Rowan Superior Court. It involves an April 2013 incident at Salisbury Gardens, an assisted-living center where Loy lived.
The filing names Officer Chris Hamm as the officer who tackled Loy. Defense attorney Scott MacLatchie says Loy fell when Hamm tried to grab the minister’s cane. Associated Press