Kerry Lee Thomas v. Robert Johnson, Eric M. Bruss, Wayne Schultz, and The estate of Robert Johnson

Civil Rights Corps filed a federal lawsuit against two sergeants and a deputy of the Harris County Constable (Precinct 1). The complaint alleges that in February of 2021, Sgt. Robert Johnson sicced his attack dog on Kerry Lee Thomas, a 36-year-old Black man, while Mr. Thomas lay prone on the ground with his arms outstretched. The complaint claims that the officers’ use of excessive and unreasonable force–and subsequent cover-up– violated Mr. Thomas’s constitutional rights.


Opinion Denying Defendants' Motion To Dismiss