BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – A Northport man announces that he has filed a lawsuit against the Homewood Police Department, Homewood Police Chief Tim Ross and the officers involved in the incident citing excessive force after an interaction he had with officers from the department.
According to the complaint, back on February 24, 2019, 27-year-old, Timothy Stewart, an Ironworker from Northport, was the victim of excessive force at the hands of the officers, who were identified in the complaint as Rodney Adams and Nicholas Altobella.
Stewart is seeking $1 million from the Homewood Police Dept., Homewood Police Chief Tim Ross and the officers involved in the incident.
Stewart and his Attorneys are also asking for the Homewood Police Department to release video of the incident.
Stewart is represented by Carlos Moore of The Cochran Firm – Mississippi Delta and Michael T. Bell of The Cochran Firm Birmingham.
Homewood Police Department Press Release on the incident:
The Homewood Police Department can confirm that Timothy Terrell Stewart, who is a multi-state offender with an extensive criminal history, was arrested on February 24, 2019 at 4:44AM after fleeing from Homewood Police Officers and resisting arrest. Mr. Stewart, as well as two Homewood Police Officers, suffered minor injuries and all were treated on scene by Homewood Fire Medics at 5:02AM.
One of the Homewood Officers received further medical treatment at a local hospital. Mr. Stewart was then transported and arrived at the Homewood City Jail at 5:34AM. Mr. Stewart was transported to a local hospital at 5:50AM where he received treatment and was brought back to the Homewood City Jail at 8:51AM.
Mr. Stewart was interviewed by Homewood police Investigators on February 25, 2019. He was released that same day pending further investigation and was advised that warrants would be obtained in the coming weeks. Homewood Police Investigators sent the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office on March 4, 2019 at 12:47PM.
Warrants were subsequently obtained for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest, and Attempting to Elude. The Homewood Police Department will have no further comment on this pending litigation.
A press conference will take place at the law offices of The Cochran Firm Birmingham, 222 20th Street North, Suite 800, Birmingham, 35203, Friday at 11:30 a.m.