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Lawrence Police Officer Resigns

A Lawrence police officer who has been accused of fracturing a skateboarder’s elbow during an arrest has resigned.

The Lawrence Journal World reports that Brad Williams’ resignation took effect January 6th.

Police spokesperson Patrick Compton did not indicate a reason for the resignation.

Williams arrested 45-year-old Duc Tran of Lawrence after encountering him skateboarding in the street in June 2019.

The case against Tran later was thrown out, and his attorney alleges excessive force.

A notice of claim sent to the city in September says that Tran suffered a fractured elbow, dislocated right shoulder, a chipped tooth, bruising and lacerations, emotional distress, and more.

It sought monetary damages of $3 million.


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