Buffalo police officer accused of assault in another civil lawsuit

Posted at 7:38 AM, Jul 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-27 14:45:05-04

Buffalo Police Officer Cedric Littlejohn is facing another civil lawsuit, in which a Buffalo man accuses him of assault. 

This latest lawsuit was filed earlier this month in connection to a case, exposed by 7 Eyewitness News in April.

According to this lawsuit, Littlejohn is accused of "intentionally assaulting and strik[ing]" a man, who we're only identifying as "JC," on Michigan Avenue in Buffalo, this past February.

"JC" told 7 Eyewitness News, Littlejohn slammed his head through the window of his own truck, "without provocation" according to court papers, during what an eyewitness described as a case of road rage.

As a result, the lawsuit notes "JC" was seriously hurt.

This latest lawsuit was filed months after we told you about an initial lawsuit filed against Littlejohn, in connection to an incident recorded on surveillance video.

Derrick Anderson claims Littlejohn punched him in the head, breaking his nose, outside the old Sinful nightclub, on Delaware Avenue in downtown Buffalo.

Anderson's attorney said Littlejohn was working security at the club, now called Waiting Room. 

Littlejohn was off-duty, according to the attorney, but dressed in a Buffalo police uniform.

Littlejohn is a 20-year veteran of the Buffalo Police Department.

When asked for comment, a department spokesman said "the department doesn't comment on pending litigation."

The officer is already under investigation by internal affairs in connection to the "JC" case.  What, if anything, has come from that investigation is a mystery.

Littlejohn is due back in court in October.