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Cops Beat Him Senselessly, Man Says

NEW ORLEANS (CN) - St. John the Baptist Parish police Officers Michael Johnson and Andre Russo assaulted, pepper-sprayed and beat a man with a flashlight after he was handcuffed, in arresting him on a bogus charge of drunk driving as he sat in his parked car in his own driveway, smoking a cigarette and drinking a Crown Royal, Wardell Jefferson claims in Federal Court. Jefferson says that smoking and drinking in his parked car in the driveway is "the household requirement."

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