October 31, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California surfer who was shot at by Torrance police during the manhunt for rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles suburb and its police department.
The suit was filed Monday in federal court by David Perdue and his wife, Lizzette.
Allegations include excessive force, false arrest, battery, intentional infliction of emotion distress and negligence.
The suit says the 38-year-old Perdue was driving his black Honda pickup truck early Feb. 7 on his way to surf when he was stopped by officers looking for Dorner. Soon after Perdue was sent on his way, a second police car rammed his pickup and officers shot at him and detained him for an hour.
Authorities say Dorner killed four people during a rampage in early February.
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