New video shows Pullman Police arresting a former WSU football player last year.
Now, he's filed a lawsuit saying officers used excessive force as they arrested him, and then lied about what led to it.
The video released by Pullman Police and obtained by Whitman County Watch shows Treshon Broughton inside of a convenience store near the Washington State University campus early in the morning last February.
Officers responded to the store after someone had called 911. But during that call, the person said everything was fine and hung up.
Broughton, the former Cougar defensive back, was near the store counter when a Pullman Police officer confronted him about his ID.
That officer then calls for backup as he attempts to detain Broughton.
Eventually the second officer wraps his arm around his neck and Broughton is violently taken to the ground twice and shocked with a stun gun. Broughton was arrested and the charges against him were later dropped.
The charging documents say store employees told police Broughton had tried to buy something using a fake $20 bill. After he was arrested, officers searched him but found nothing.
The 15-page lawsuit filed at the end of October contains nine counts, including unlawful seizure, false arrest, excessive force and malicious prosecution.
The city of Pullman, the Pullman Police Department and the two officers involved are all named in the complaint, which says officers violated Broughton's civil and constitutional rights. It asks for a jury trial.
We've reached out to attorneys on both sides, but so far we haven't heard back.