Man files civil rights lawsuit on Erie police officers

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An Erie man has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Erie and Erie police officers based on a 2015 incident.

Tyrone Morrow Sr., 46, is alleging that he was tackled and restrained by Erie police while walking down Parade Street in July 2015.

According to the lawsuit, around 11:30 a.m. on July 1, 2015, at least eight to 12 officers traveled in marked and unmarked vehicles to Marty’s Tavern to arrest a man who they believed was inside the bar on the corner of East 10th and Parade Streets.

Morrow claims he was knocked unconscious during the incident and spent several days in the hospital after officers saw Morrow walking toward the bar shortly before noon on July 1.

According to the report, an officer yelled, “Freeze, put your hands up.” Morrow responded with, “Please don’t shoot. What did I do?”

He was released when police realized he was unarmed, but the lawsuit claims the officers never called for medical help.

Papers were severed on Tuesday morning for those involved in the incident. 

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