ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A Monroe High School teacher handcuffed and mistaken for a burglary suspect last year has filed a civil lawsuit against two Albany Police Officers.
Alvin Young is asking for more than $200,000 in general and punitive damages.
His attorney says the Albany Police Department ignored his complaint. Young was in his yard on Radium Springs Road last July when a burglar alarm went off at Harvey's across the street. He had locked himself out of his home.
He claims Officers Michael Cunningham and Bobby Leveston tackled and handcuffed him without asking any questions. Young was treated at Phoebe Putney's Emergency Room for injuries to his wrists and left side. Young filed a formal complaint and met with then Police Chief James Younger, but his attorney says the department never properly addressed the complaint.