NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Lawyers for a real estate developer accused of assaulting his girlfriend last year filed a lawsuit Friday against the Metro government and police.
The document claims that David Chase’s civil rights were violated. It states Metro police failed to follow proper procedure, using excessive force as well as falsely arresting and imprisoning him. It also states that Metro was negligent in supervising its officers.
The complaint also alleges that officers assaulted Chase in his home while trespassing on his property.
Chase claims the defendants in the case published false and defamatory statements about him, negligently breaching their duty of care. The document filed in court cites a civil conspiracy among the defendants to carry out the violation of his rights.
The 38-year-old was arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, and given a 12-hour “cooling off” period but Judge Casey Moreland waived that period and Chase was then accused of assaulting his girlfriend for a second time only to be arrested and have the “cooling off” period waived again.
The alleged victim in a recent hearing that she could not recall or remember questions about the defense claims, and indicated “this case is not about money,” and that she had not participated in any scheme.
The hearing was part of a motion from Chase’s attorney Rich McGee to dismiss the assault charges against his client who is part of a well-known Nashville construction and development company.
The motion to dismiss continues on June 15. No word on if this lawsuit will cause delays.