Civil Rights Corps filed a lawsuit against 11 Houston Police Department (“HPD”) officers on behalf of Houston resident Alberto Ramos. The complaint alleges that defendant HPD officers Scott Erwin, Jennifer Gilbreath, Hallie Smith, Fredrick Morrison, and Gino Dago racially profiled, hogtied, and arrested Mr. Ramos without probable cause. For 28 years, the Department of Justice has warned police departments that hogtying can be a deadly maneuver when used on vulnerable people. Between 2010 and 2021, 23 people died as a result of being hogtied by police. The complaint raises a Fourth Amendment false arrest claim and two Fourth Amendment excessive force claims against the defendant officers.