Man involved in controversial arrest files lawsuit against Lexington police officers

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – A man who was involved in a controversial arrest during a protest in downtown Lexington has filed a lawsuit against the officers who arrested him.

Protesters say officers used a chokehold to take down James-David Woodhead.

A statement released by Lexington police after Woodhead’s arrest in July 2020 said, without identifying Woodhead, that a protester attempted to interfere with an arrest.

MORE: Lexington police release body cam footage of controversial arrest

Woodhead released his own still images and a statement disputing the police department’s account of what happened.

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