Michael Jennings, the Black pastor who was arrested in May while watering his out-of-town neighbor’s plants, filed a federal lawsuit against three Alabama police officers and the city of Childersburg. The lawsuit alleges that the arrest resulted in a loss of constitutional rights, emotional distress and PTSD for Jennings.
… This incident took place May 22 when Jennings was watering his neighbor’s flowers because they were out of town. A white neighbor called the police on Jennings, telling dispatchers that a Black male and gold SUV were on the homeowner’s property while they were away. Jennings identified himself to authorities as “Pastor Jennings,” but refused to provide proof of identification. The officers then arrested him on charges of obstructing government operations. The charge was dismissed a few days after the incident at the request of the then-police chief.
HERE IS THE BODYCAM VIDEO FROM THE INCIDENT 2 WEEKS AGO: