Texas police were looking for teen suspects but they instead detained a Black couple in their 50s and 60s at gunpoint, lawsuit says

Regina Armstead and Michael Lewis.

Regina Armstead and Michael Lewis.Courtesy of Michael Lewis.

  • An elderly Black couple is suing a Texas police department after they were arrested at gunpoint.

  • Officers said they were searching for teenage suspects when they pulled over the couple, per the lawsuit.

  • The lawsuit alleges excessive force, illegal search and seizure, and violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

A Black elderly couple has filed a lawsuit against a Texas police department after they said police violently…

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