TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A federal jury in Tulsa has found that two Tulsa police officers did not violate a man's civil rights by forcing him to do pushups during a traffic stop.
The lawsuit by Brian Lumpkin said Officers James Bohanon and Kevin Warne violated his rights in October 2010 by stopping him, putting him in handcuffs, searching his car then making him do pushups.
The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/1556f63 ) that a four-man, four-woman jury deliberated just more than five hours Tuesday before finding the two officers acted within legal bounds.
Lumpkin said Bohanon told him to either do pushups, get a ticket or go to jail. Bohanon testified that he had a friendly conversation with Lumpkin and thought that he was playing a joke on him.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com