Kansas officer accused of injuring skateboarder resigns

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By KNSS Radio

A Lawrence police officer who has been accused of fracturing a skateboarder's elbow during an arrest has resigned.

The Lawrence Journal World reports that Brad Williams' resignation took effect Jan. 6. Police spokesperson Patrick Compton did not indicate a reason for the resignation. Williams arrested Duc Tran, 45, of Lawrence, after encountering him skateboarding in the street in June 2019. The case against Tran later was thrown out, and his attorney alleges excessive force. 

A notice of claim sent to the city in September alleges that Tran suffered a fractured elbow, dislocated right shoulder, a chipped tooth, bruising and lacerations, emotional distress and more. It sought monetary damages of $3 million.