Rodarick Lyles and his attorney want "a substantial amount" of money from the city and two police officers. In a lawsuit filed in federal district court, they argue his constitutional rights were violated and he has endured pain and suffering. Lyles and his family spoke out in a news conference.
According to police, officers stopped Lyles on Jan. 27 for driving with a license plate that belonged to another vehicle. He also was driving with a suspended license and there was a warrant out for his arrest.
One Dallas police officer has been fired for kicking and using pepper spray on Lyles, who was handcuffed.