TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — The parents of Joshua Harvey, who died days after being tased by Tulsa police in 2018, have filed a lawsuit against the City of Tulsa and Tulsa Police Department.
On Aug. 24, 2018, police received multiple calls of a man screaming in the street and taking off his clothes near East 6th Street and Main Street.
Officers said Harvey, 26 years old at the time, pulled so hard on the glass door of a nearby bank, causing the glass to shatter.
Body camera video shows Tulsa police officers tasing Harvey multiple times. According to the 30-page "Use of Force Report", Harvey was tased about 25 times within three minutes. He was taken to a hospital to be treated, where he died three days later.
His family, along with their attorneys Damario Solomon Simmons, Spencer Bryan, Steven Terrill and Cordal Cephas, are holding a lawsuit Friday to announce the filing of their lawsuit.
The lawsuit highlights the following: