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: Maurice Hill, Man Accused Of Shooting 6 Philadelphia Police Officers During 2019 Standoff, To Begin Trial Monday
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: Shooting Inside Lancaster's Park City Center Mall Leaves Some Employees Feeling 'Not Exactly Safe'
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: Philadelphia Weather: Coolest Day Since May As Sweater Weather Continues
Bologna is facing assault charges for that attack.