SAN DIEGO — A football fan is suing the city of San Diego and two police officers, alleging battery, excessive force and negligence.

Jason Walker filed a complaint Oct. 16 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against the city of San Diego, Vernon Colglazier and Mitchel Tani, alleging they caused life-threatening injuries, pain and suffering to the plaintiff.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 28, 2016, Walker was attending the Holiday Bowl at Quaalcomm Stadium when he got into an argument with another fan. Walker says the unlawful arrest and excessive force used by Colglazier and Tani caused him to suffer general and specific damages, including loss of liberty, pain and suffering, emotional distress, physical injury, medical costs, jail and bail costs, legal fees and lost wages.

The suit says Walker's injuries came from the malicious and unlawful conduct of the police officers who quickly and unnecessarily escalated their use of force on plaintiff without conducting a proper investigation. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants deprived him of his freedom of movement by use of violent and physical restraint, and that they detained, used force on, and arrested Walker without legal justification.

Walker seeks trial by jury, compensatory and punitive damages, attorney fees, court costs, and all other relief the court deems just. He is represented by attorneys Gerald Singleton and Brody A. McBride of Singleton Law Firm APC in Solana Beach, California.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 17-C-02118

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