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One of the men Boynton Beach Police pulled over, Jack Naubert, is filing a lawsuit against the BBPD. Naubert's attorney, Ken Lemoine, says the lawsuit alleges false arrest and civil rights violations. Naubert is the one in the video who is specifically threatened by the officer.
Lemoine has sent the police department a letter notifying them of the lawsuit.
"We are in receipt of Attorney Lemoine's letter of intent to sue," Stephanie Slater, PIO for
Boynton Beach Police Department, told New Times via email. "As a result, we respectfully decline any further comment on the matter."
Boynton Beach Police have released a statement clearing the officer who pulled a gun on a suspect who was recording him on a cell-phone camera last year.
The video, which was shot in 2013 but has gone viral on social media sites recently, shows Boynton Beach Police officers pulling over a car with four young black males inside. One of the men in the car begins to record the officers during the traffic stop.
After a few moments of speaking with the men in the car, the officers seem to become agitated at the lack of cooperation, and things get heated.
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