|Springfield police sued by mentally ill man|
Story by Sandy Kromeir - The Oregon Herald
|Published on Sunday December 26, 2010 - 11:27 AM|
Mark A. Kemp claimes in the lawsuit that Springfield police officers used excessive force when he was arrested for disorderly conduct and trespassing at a gas station on Dec. 29, 2008. He seeks unspecified monetary damages and claims that deputies assaulted him in jail when he didn't respond to their orders.
Kemp is described as an intermittently homeless man who has lived in both Springfield and Eugene.