Man sues city, HPD, officer after excessive-force arrest, lawsuit says

HOUSTON - Larry Moore is the plaintiff in a lawsuit against the city of Houston, the Houston Police Department and the officer accused of beating Moore.

In the lawsuit, Moore claims he was taunted, violently beaten and was refused medical attention.

Two pictures are included in the lawsuit.

They show Moore and the abuse he said he received from Houston police Officer Kevin Hubenak.

The beating occurred in July of 2015 during an arrest at the 5600 block of Mykawa Road, according to court documents.

The lawsuit alleges Moore was pulled over for a traffic violation -- and was charged with possession of marijuana.

Moore claims the officer body slammed him on his neck, head and face.

We reached out to the city and the Police Department.

Neither the city nor the Police Department had a comment.

This is a pending lawsuit, so not getting a response is common.

The Police Officer's Union had this statement about the lawsuit:

"We believe this to be a frivolous lawsuit, any force used by our officers was justified. This is an attempt by a criminal in possession of two pounds of marijuana, who plead guilty to that charge, to gain notoriety or possible financial benefit by suing our hardworking officers."

Moore is suing for his injuries, pain, mental anguish and medical expenses, as well as punitive damages, according to the lawsuit.

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