Jersey City mayor sues shore town over arrest

June 19, 2008 9:01:14 AM PDT
Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy has sued the town of Bradley Beach and several of its police officers over an incident outside a bar two years ago.

Healy and wife Maureen claim their rights were violated when the officers subdued them after he tried to mediate a dispute between another man and his girlfriend.

Named in the suit are the borough of Bradley Beach as well as nine police officers.

The suit claims excessive force and false arrest and imprisonment.

Healy was convicted last year of resisting arrest and obstruction of justice stemming from the incident, but is appealing.

Bradley Beach Mayor Stephen G. Schueler and Police Chief Leonard Guida did not immediately return messages Thursday seeking comment.