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Celeste Thomas sues city, police over arrest and tasing

CINCINNATI (AP) - A city councilman's daughter has sued the city and two Cincinnati police officers over her arrest with the use of a Taser stun gun.

Celeste Thomas, the 27-year-old daughter of Councilman Cecil Thomas, was zapped during an Aug. 23 traffic stop.

Her federal lawsuit filed Thursday targets the city and two officers who arrested her. One, Anthony Plummer, was fired in early December and is appealing.

Thomas is seeking an unspecified amount of money in her claims for false arrest, malicious prosecution and excessive force.

Her attorney Carl Lewis says she is embarrassed personally and also for her father, a former Cincinnati police officer.

Thomas was acquitted of a charge of obstruction of justice.

City spokeswoman Meg Olberding says the city is reviewing the lawsuit.

 

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