Black Army officer sues Virginia police after being held at gunpoint, pepper sprayed during traffic stop
A judge's gavel rests on a book of law. - File photo/The Columbus Dispatch/TNS

An Army second lieutenant was driving his brand new car with his dog in the back seat when the night took a violent turn. Moments later, the Black and Latino driver would be pepper-sprayed, threatened and thrown to the ground in a caught-on-video traffic stop that has sparked outrage across the country. The military officer has now filed a lawsuit accusing two Virginia police officers of violating his constitutional rights by holding him at gunpoint, suggesting he was facing execution, assaulting him and illegally detaining him in a December 2020 encounter in the town of Windsor. Newly release...