A Philadelphia police officer - already on desk duty after being accused of aggressive behavior on patrol - was sued Thursday by a man who says the officer handcuffed him to a fence and beat him with a nightstick.
Officer Philip Nace was pulled off the street this fall after he was seen in two YouTube videos. One showed Nace speaking insultingly to two men during a stop-and-frisk; the other showed him knocking over a basketball hoop.
The lawsuit filed in federal court alleges that in May 2013, Nace grew violent after responding to the scene of a domestic dispute. Daren Devalia, after a fight with his girlfriend, had broken her car window with a tree branch, the suit says, so she called police.