PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A former Philadelphia police officer is being sued for an alleged attack on a woman during last year’s protests over the police killing of George Floyd.
The lawsuit claims Joseph Bologna tackled a woman who said he said touched his bike at 10th and Market Streets in June 2020.READ MORE: Hyram Hill, Son Of Philadelphia Police Officer, Killed In Targeted Shooting In North Philly, Sources Say
The woman claims she suffered cuts and bruises.
Bologna was fired after a cellphone video showed him using his metal baton to attack a Temple University student in the head during a Black Lives Matter protest on June 1, 2020.READ MORE: Flyers Tie Franchise Record With 12th Straight Loss
The 21-year-old student was identified as Evan Gorski. District Attorney Larry Krasner said last year Gorski’s head wound required about 10 staples and 10 sutures.
In January, a Philadelphia judge dismissed aggravated assault and related charges against Bologna, claiming prosecutors didn’t present enough evidence of a crime.MORE NEWS: Gino's Ristorante & Pizzeria Reopens Amid Hepatitis A Investigation That's Linked To 10 Cases, 3 Deaths
Bologna is facing assault charges for that attack.