Posted: Oct 25, 2013 8:56 PM by KBZK News
BOZEMAN - He was arrested two different times, charged two different times and was later acquitted in one case and the charge in the second, was dismissed, and now, a Gallatin County man is suing the Belgrade Police chief along with several officers in federal court.
Matthew Lee Wagemann filed the suit in on October 8th.
In the complaint, Wagemann accuses the Belgrade Police, Chief EJ Clark, of improperly training his arresting officers.
In February 2010, Wagemann was allegedly defending himself when he punched another man outside the Belgrade Lounge. The man was hospitalized in a coma for 25 days.
Wagemann was incarcerated for approximately eight months, at which point he lost his job.
He was later acquitted of all charges.
Less than a year later, he was arrested again by Belgrade Police and initially charged for trespassing.
Those charges were later dismissed due to a lack of evidence in the case.
Wagemann is accusing officers of wrongfully profiling him and he is seeking emotional damages and compensation for lost wages in both cases.
KBZK tried contacting the Belgrade Police Chief but we have not heard back yet.
We will continue to update this story as we learn more.