Nazario’s car was pulled over throughout the night of Dec. 5, 2020, as he was driving dwelling; he was in uniform on the time.
His lawsuit claims that two officers drew their weapons, pepper-sprayed him, knocked him to the bottom and threatened him with execution as he tried to cooperate. Video footage of the incident taken from police footage has circulated broadly in latest days.
In his assertion Sunday afternoon, Northam mentioned he was “inviting” Nazario to fulfill with him.
“We should all proceed the bigger dialogue about reform in our nation,” Northam mentioned.
Nazario’s lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, was first reported by the Virginian-Pilot.
“I used to be horrified once I seen the not too long ago launched video footage of the police remedy of Caron Nazario, a second lieutenant within the U.S. Army,” Virginia Rep. Bobby Scott tweeted Saturday. “This ought to have been a routine site visitors cease and the video speaks for itself.”