Milwaukee County Supervisor Ryan Clancy filed a personal injury lawsuit against the Milwaukee Police Department and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office over his arrest during protests last spring.Clancy said he was thrown to the ground and into the back of a police van despite complying with commands. “One of the zip ties that the police bound me with was so tight that my right hand would become discolored after a few minutes. My wrist is still not quite the same as it was,” Clancy said. It happened on May 31 on Oakland Avenue at the Milwaukee-Shorewood border. Clancy said he identified himself as a county supervisor eight times and was working in his official capacity. He said he was with the protesters all day doing outreach among constituents.Clancy said the night he was arrested he saw officers wearing body cameras, but a year later, Clancy said he has yet to see that footage.”Why file the lawsuit now?” WISN 12 News reporter Hillary Mintz asked.”We’ve been waiting patiently both for the identity of the person who actually tackled me and for that body camera footage. it seems clear to me that, that’s not forthcoming,” Clancy said.There was a curfew that night, but Clancy said, as a government official, he was exempt from a curfew.Clancy also claimed the mayor’s emergency proclamation was invalid because he ordered it without Common Council approval. Clancy also wants policy change moving forward with curfews. He said he feels they are unconstitutional.”Curfews do not work from my experience. Both as a legal observer and looking at the data, they make things worse, and they very much made things worse in this case,” Clancy said,WISN 12 News asked Barrett and MPD for a comment about the lawsuit, but they declined due to pending litigation. Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas said, “I trust that the county will vigorously defend against this frivolous claim. It is becoming increasingly clear that Mr. Clancy has forfeited his ability to be a fair and impartial arbiter in conducting the people’s business before the County Board on matters pertaining to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office. Demonstrated by his actions today, should he continue deliberating on matters of public safety and the sheriff’s office, it would be a conflict of interest that would render the public unsafe.”

Milwaukee County Supervisor Ryan Clancy filed a personal injury lawsuit against the Milwaukee Police Department and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office over his arrest during protests last spring.

Clancy said he was thrown to the ground and into the back of a police van despite complying with commands.

“One of the zip ties that the police bound me with was so tight that my right hand would become discolored after a few minutes. My wrist is still not quite the same as it was,” Clancy said.

It happened on May 31 on Oakland Avenue at the Milwaukee-Shorewood border.

Clancy said he identified himself as a county supervisor eight times and was working in his official capacity.

He said he was with the protesters all day doing outreach among constituents.

Clancy said the night he was arrested he saw officers wearing body cameras, but a year later, Clancy said he has yet to see that footage.

“Why file the lawsuit now?” WISN 12 News reporter Hillary Mintz asked.

“We’ve been waiting patiently both for the identity of the person who actually tackled me and for that body camera footage. it seems clear to me that, that’s not forthcoming,” Clancy said.

There was a curfew that night, but Clancy said, as a government official, he was exempt from a curfew.

Clancy also claimed the mayor’s emergency proclamation was invalid because he ordered it without Common Council approval.

Clancy also wants policy change moving forward with curfews. He said he feels they are unconstitutional.

“Curfews do not work from my experience. Both as a legal observer and looking at the data, they make things worse, and they very much made things worse in this case,” Clancy said,

WISN 12 News asked Barrett and MPD for a comment about the lawsuit, but they declined due to pending litigation.

Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas said, “I trust that the county will vigorously defend against this frivolous claim. It is becoming increasingly clear that Mr. Clancy has forfeited his ability to be a fair and impartial arbiter in conducting the people’s business before the County Board on matters pertaining to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office. Demonstrated by his actions today, should he continue deliberating on matters of public safety and the sheriff’s office, it would be a conflict of interest that would render the public unsafe.”

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