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Galveston police sued by Donald Neely, Black man who was led by rope by officers on horses

According to his new lawsuit, Neely said the way he was arrested made him feel “as though he was a slave.” The lawsuit, filed against the city and its police force last week, alleges that Neely’s arrest on suspicion of criminal trespassing was “extreme and outrageous.”

The police chief apologized, and the charges have been dropped, according to Neely’s attorney, Julie Ketterman. But Neely is now seeking up to $1 million in damages for emotional distress, malicious prosecution, and negligence after suffering both mental and physical anguish by those who had a duty to protect him, the attorney said.

The lawsuit alleges that he suffered physical and emotional pain, including handcuff abrasions, as he was led on foot to a mounted-officer staging area because no vehicles were immediately available to transport him.

The Galveston Police Department said it would not comment on an active lawsuit.

Neely, who has long experienced

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NYC Police Officers Break Up Indoor Wedding with Nearly 300 Guests in Violation of Social Distancing Rules

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A wedding with nearly 300 guests in New York was broken up by sheriff’s deputies over the weekend.

The illegal gathering was shut down around 11:30 p.m. on Friday night, the New York City Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter. A total of 284 people were in attendance at the event — a number well over the city’s social distancing guidelines that limit gatherings to 50 people — which took place at the Royal Elite Palace in Woodside, Queens.

The Royal Elite Palace did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

NBC New York reported that the wedding featured food and alcohol being served, as well as a live band.

The wedding hall’s manager and owner were both charged with multiple offenses for violating the rules in place because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), NBC News reported.

Several other large gatherings were shut down over the weekend by

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