A 50-year-old man alleges he was assaulted by a San Luis Obispo police officer after a road-rage incident in Atascadero last year, according to a lawsuit filed in San Luis Obispo Superior Court.
Scott Summers filed a personal injury lawsuit against the city claiming that Officer Scott Cramer tailgated Summers after he passed the off-duty policeman on Old Morro Road in Atascadero on March 18, 2010.
Cramer later confronted Summers after following him to his parents’ home. According to the suit, the officer punched Summers in front of the home with “hard blows to his neck and head.”
The lawsuit represents one side of the case, and a call to the city’s attorney late Wednesday wasn’t returned.
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Chief Deputy District Attorney Jerret Gran said Wednesday that a battery criminal case was dismissed after prosecutors reviewed it for lack of sufficient evidence.
Summers said in court documents that he passed Cramer, who was driving with his 8-year-old son, which led to the tailgating.
Summers went inside his parents’ home and sat down on a couch when he heard Cramer yelling outside.
He went outside to speak with Cramer, which led to the altercation.
During the incident, a door was broken when Cramer threw him through it, Summers claimed.
The suit, filed by lawyer James McKiernan on Summers’ behalf, is set for a case management hearing in Judge Martin Tangeman’s court July 11.