Carlos Moore, the attorney representing 28-year-old David Logan, shared a photo on Monday showing his client handcuffed with blood streaming down his face, and dropping down his chest, during his arrest by deputies on July 18.
Yalobusha County Sheriff Lance Humphreys admits all the deputies were white, but says Logan was high on drugs and resisted arrest.
Moore says his client, who was unarmed, was tasered and beaten while in handcuffs, which required hospitalization at two different hospitals for a broken bone near his eye.
Moore said his client was walking away from officers, not running away like they claim, at a police roadblock in Yalobusha County in northern Mississippi.
Logan now suffers from sleeping problems and double vision as a result of the attack.
Moore stated he did not know the name of the employee who photographed his client inside of a jail cell. Or at least did not reveal who took it.
“That’s not even close to what happened,” Humphreys said, according to the Daily Mail.
According to Humphreys, deputies from the Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Department and officers from the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics were conducting a checkpoint, checking driver’s licenses when they pull over Logan.
Sheriff Humphreys admits deputies used a stun gun on Logan during his arrest but they did not beat him.
One officer, who suffered a knee injury during Logan’s arrest, has been placed on desk duty and will have to undergo surgery.
Another officer claims he received injuries to the ligaments in his leg.
Logan was charged with possessing drug paraphernalia, assaulting two officers and possession of the controlled substance ecstasy.
A grand jury will decide whether or not to indict Logan on those charges.
Since Logan required hospitalization, he was not required to post bond.
So far, none of the officers have been placed on leave.
Video of the arrest has not yet become available.
However, back in May, we reported on a similar story at the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections about two officers being indicted on federal charges for their roles in beating a handcuffed inmate.