Thomas Webster

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10:34 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Dover and City Police Officer being Sued for Assault

Lateef Dickerson

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the city of Dover and one of its police officers on behalf of a man who claims he was assaulted by the officer.

The lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Wilmington alleges that Cpl. Thomas Webster repeatedly struck Lateef Dickerson without provocation, knocking him unconscious, after responding to a disturbance at a local gas station in August 2013.

The lawsuit says the 30-year-old Dickerson, who has a long criminal history, suffered a broken jaw and facial cuts.

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Local News
12:32 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Dover Police Officer Facing Possible Indictment for Alleged Assault

Dover Police Chief James Hosfelt
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A Dover police officer has been put on paid suspension for four months as police and prosecutors look into his use of force to arrest Lateef Dickerson on assault and other charges.

40 year old Corporal Thomas Webster is an eight year veteran on the force.

The Wilmington News Journal is citing sources that say the Delaware Attorney General’s office is planning on seeking a grand jury indictment next week charging Webster with assault.

The paper reports that no details have been released to the public as to what Webster allegedly did to Dickerson.

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