Federal ruling allows lawsuit against Albany detectives to move forward
A federal court ruling will allow a lawsuit against three Albany police detectives to proceed.
A judge upheld Ellazar Williams’ appeal, which means the detectives will now face claims of using excessive force against him.
Williams was paralyzed after being shot by police in Albany in 2018. His attorneys argued that video showed Williams running away from police when he was shot in the back.
Williams sued police detectives, but part of the lawsuit, which claimed Williams was the victim of a false arrest, was thrown out by the court.
A new judge will now preside over the case.