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Homewood Cops 'Barged' Into Home, Injured 82-Year-Old Woman: Lawsuit

Three residents say Homewood police entered a home without reason, and once inside, shoved down an elderly woman.

Homewood Cops 'Barged' Into Home, Injured 82-Year-Old Woman: Lawsuit
Three Homewood residents claim police officers forced their way into their home and knocked down an 82-year-old woman, causing a gash that required 11 staples in her head.

Ruth Christensen, David Christensen and Suzanne Byron are suing two Homewood police officers and the Village of Homewood for the incident that occurred in August 2013, CBS-2 reports. 

According to the suit, the officers entered the home "without legal cause" Aug. 2, 2013. While approaching David Christensen, they pushed a then-82-year-old Ruth Christensen into a wall, causing a gash on her scalp that started "bleeding profusely" and needed 11 staples to close. David Christensen was later arrested, according to the report. 

The plaintiffs are seeking an undisclosed amount of damages in the four-count suit, which alleges unlawful search and seizure, excessive force, false arrest of David Christensen and indemnification.


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