Army Officer Traffic Stop

FILE - In this image taken from Windsor, Va., Police body camera footage, Lt. Caron Nazario is helped by an EMT after he was pepper-sprayed by Windsor police during a traffic stop in Windsor, on Dec. 20, 2020. A federal jury in Virginia on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, found mostly in favor of two police officers who were sued by the U.S. Army lieutenant after he was pepper sprayed, struck and handcuffed during a traffic stop.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Attorneys representing a U.S. Army lieutenant who was pepper-sprayed, struck and handcuffed during a traffic stop have filed a motion for a new trial after a jury found mostly in favor of the police officers.

Attorney Tom Roberts said a new trial is essential to show the justice system works, WWBT-TV reported. The motion was filed Friday, days after a federal jury in Richmond awarded Lt. Caron Nazario less than $4,000 in a lawsuit in which he had sought more than $1 million.

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