Details of the 13 excessive force complaints

  • Updated: June 30, 2013 - 9:23 AM

Here's a list of the 13 complaints against Minneapolis police officer Lucas Peterson.


Payout: City of Minneapolis to Bernadine McWhorter

Named in lawsuit: Officer Lucas Peterson, officer Mark Johnson and city of Minneapolis

Incident: Nov. 1, 2002. Christopher Burns, McWhorter’s fiancée, died when Peterson reportedly used a neck hold twice after handcuffing Burns.



Payout: City of Minneapolis to James Keten

Named in lawsuit: Sgts. Steven Mosey, Mark Osland and Kendal Chambers, and officers Aaron Morrison, Chad Fuchs, Steven Lynch, Todd Babekuhl, Lucas Peterson, Scott Creighton, Chris Garbisch, Nick Rowe, Mark Kaspszak, Joshua Rick, Peter Rud, George Peltz and Mark Beaupre, in their individual and official capacities, and the city of Minneapolis

Incident: April 13, 2011. Officers shot James Keten’s dogs and allegedly beat Keten. Specific claims against Peterson are unknown based on the complaint.



Payout: City of Minneapolis to Nancy Johnson

Named in lawsuit: Officers Mark Kaspszak, Lucas Peterson

Incident: Aug. 4, 2006. Peterson wrote in a police report that Nancy Johnson jumped on an officer’s back as he fought with her partner, Derrick Simmons. A surveillance camera showed Johnson never jumped on any officer’s back.



Payout: City of Minneapolis to Derrick Simmons

Named in Commission on Civil Rights claim: Officers Mark Kaspszak, Lucas Peterson

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