Spencer-El claimed that on March 28, 2001, while in the custody of the D.C. DOC, he was physically assaulted by guard C. Everett. Spencer-El claimed that after a verbal altercation with the guard he was ordered to step behind closed doors. Everett then hit Spencer-El in the face with a pair of handcuffs and punched him under the left eye, dropping him to the floor. Everett then stomped and kicked Spencer-El in the head, shoulders, and back.
Spencer-El filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Civil Division. The case settled prior to trial for $17,500.
See: Spencer-El v. The District of Columbia, USDC DC, Case No. 1: 02CV00126 (2004).
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