Kansas officer accused of injuring skateboarder resigns
January 17, 2021
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An 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 Jan. 6. 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 fracture...