The complaint also says officers used excessive force against brothers Patrick and Kyle Flynn,包括把前者推到栏杆上，then shocking him with a Taser.
A spokeswoman for the city of Santa Clara,which employs the officers,无法立即联系以获取评论。
这起事件发生在11月11日旧金山49人队对阵纽约巨人队的比赛中。12,2017，根据诉讼。In the second half,兄弟们，who were seated in the rows closest to the field in or around sections 120 and 121,开始甩掉巨人队的球员，大喊“你（咒骂）糟透了。”巨人队输了。
Santa Clara police Officer Nicholas Cusimano told the brothers to stop.他们服从了，but the suit claims they were not warned "further similar behavior would lead to ejection or arrest."
当49人再次得分时，兄弟们站了起来，approached the railing separating the stands from the field and again flipped off Giants players while screaming "you (expletive) suck," according to the lawsuit.Cusimano then called for the brothers to be ejected.
The suit claims Kyle Flynn remained in his seat because he believed he had done nothing wrong,and was grabbed and choked by officers.He was eventually taken to the stadium's temporary holding facility and placed in a total body restraint known as a WRAP.
Patrick Flynn与此同时，protested his brother's arrest and kneeled at the railing.He was also allegedly grabbed and choked,and,according to the suit,Special Events Officer Theodore Rodgers hit his left hand with a baton to break his grip on the railing.
That's when a third plaintiff in the lawsuit,Lauren Alcarezintervened.
“女士。Alcarez谁知道帕特里克·弗林最近摔断了左手？yelled at Rodgers to ‘leave him alone' and ‘stop hitting him,' " the suit says."After seeing that Rodgers would not stop hitting Patrick despite her pleas,太太Alcarez grabbed the baton."
In response,罗杰斯用肘把阿尔卡雷斯推到胸部和肩膀上，driving her backward,根据诉讼。Officers arrested her and took her to the holding facility.
As Alcarez was being handcuffed,帕特里克·弗林被推到栏杆上，然后被推到了10英尺以下的地上，根据诉讼。Officers pinned him to the ground,据说他在脸上被打了一顿又一顿。然后他被带到拘留所。
凯尔·弗林最初被指控犯有一项拒捕罪，but it was later dismissed by the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office "in the interests of justice and for insufficiency of the evidence," according to the lawsuit.目前还不清楚帕特里克·弗林或阿尔卡雷斯是否被指控犯罪。
"Patrick Flynn's and Kyle Flynn's comments and gestures directed towards the New York Giants players,as well as Patrick Flynn's decision to ‘take a knee,' were protected First Amendment expression," the suit says.
兄弟们，和阿尔卡雷斯一起，suffered "physical and mental pain,据诉讼称，“由于警官的“过度和不合理的行为”而引起的震惊和痛苦。