BALTIMORE —A man is suing the Baltimore Police Department, claiming he was beaten and jailed for two days even though he did nothing wrong
The alleged incident took place at the center of the unrest in April after Freddie Gray's death.
Branden Owens' lawsuit claims police officers violated his rights when he tried to go to a grocery store and asked two questions along the way.
"I just saw a group of police officers with shields and helmets," Owens said.
Unaware of the brewing tensions, Owens said he walked passed Frederick Douglass High School and tried to talk to officers on a hill outside the Shopper's grocery store at Mondawmin Mall. He asked them if the store was open but got no response. Then, the group of officers charged past him, the last officer striking him.