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Former student loses lawsuit against SHSU

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Published: Thursday, November 1, 2012

Updated: Thursday, November 1, 2012 01:11

A former Sam Houston State University student has lost his lawsuit against the university.


Aman Abdulaziz sued the university claiming his civil liberties were violated after his arrest in 2010.

A court has dismissed the lawsuit after the university filed a motion to dismiss with the district court.

In a widely publicized YouTube video picked up by Houston news stations, the dashcam video of the event shows, Abdulaziz alleges, an officer can be heard saying, “I choked the shit out of him.”


Abdulaziz alleges that he was beaten before being taken to the police headquarters. He said the police originally charged him with three crimes while at the scene of the incident; possession of marijuana, tampering with evidence, and evading arrest. Abdulaziz was found not guilty of a fourth charge, assaulting a police officer, close to a year later.


Requests for the police report and dashcam video were unable to be fulfilled by press time. Calls to Abdulaziz’s lawyer and the district attorney were not returned by press time.


Abdulaziz filed his lawsuit two years to the day of his original lawsuit.

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