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Attorney for Man Claiming Police Beat Him at Roadblock Submits $1M Insurance Claim

By Alyssa Schnugg
News Editor

The attorney representing a Grenada man who claims he was beaten during a traffic stop in Water Valley has submitted an insurance claim to the city of Water Valley and Yalobusha County for $1,000,000.

On Wednesday, Carlos Moore with The Cochran Firm-MS Delta submitted the claim to the Water Valley city clerk, the Chancery Clark, WVPD and Yalobusha Sheriff’s Department via a letter.

The letter alleges that Davidtron Logan was stopped at a roadblock on July 18 and asked to pull over since his driver’s license was suspended. Moore alleges several police officers from WVPD and the Sheriff’s Department started hitting Logan with their flashlights because they “believed he would run.”

He claims the abuse continued even after Logan was in handcuffs at the Water Valley Police Department. An ambulance was called where paramedics attended to Logan at the police department; however, the letter states a deputy later drove him to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.

Logan was later transferred to The Med in Memphis where he remained Wednesday, according to Moore.

Moore said Logan suffered three fractures to his face and has double vision.

In a statement to media Monday, Water Valley Sheriff Lance Humphreys said Logan did try to run after getting out his vehicle and ran toward the officers. He said Logan was tasered and apprehended by the law enforcement officers at the scene but denied that any of them beat Logan.

Logan was charged with driving with a suspended license, resisting arrest, simple assault on a law enforcement officer and possession of a controlled substance. Assistant District Attorney Steven Jubera said more charges could be pending after the charges are presented to the grand jury which would likely be in September.

Moore also filed requests Wednesday to see all video footage from body cams or dash cameras, audio recordings and written reports from the incident.

A “Justice for David” prayer and rally is being organized by Moore and is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 6 at the Springhill North MB Church in Water Valley.


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