Updated 10/07/14 – 12:52 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — A northwest Indiana man and woman have filed a federal lawsuit against the Hammond Police Department, alleging officers used excessive force during a September traffic stop, which the woman’s son recorded on cell phone video.
CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reports Lisa Mahone, her boyfriend Jamal Jones, and her two children were driving to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County on Sept. 25, after she got a call from doctors telling her that her mother was on her death bed.
Hammond police pulled their car over because Mahone was not wearing her seatbelt, according to the lawsuit.
Meantime, Mahone’s 14-year-old son Joseph was sitting in the back seat with his younger sister, and began recording the encounter with police on his cell phone.