Black man who was led by a rope down a street by Texas cops sues for $1 million

A man who was arrested last year and led by a rope by cops on horseback down a street in Galveston, Texas, is suing the city for $1 million, ABC 7 reports.

Donald Neely was arrested for trespassing last August and was tied to a rope and walked for several blocks as police rode their horses alongside him. In his lawsuit, Neely said that the ordeal caused him “embarrassment, humiliation and fear.”

After video of the incident gained traction on social media, Galveston Police Chief Vernon Hale announced that the practice has been “stopped immediately” and that the department “will be looking for more appropriate methods.”

Neely’s family has said that he is homeless and mentally ill and that officers took advantage of him.

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