Sicklerville man’s lawsuit contends he was ‘kidnapped’ by police

Andrew M. Santos

CAMDEN – A Sicklerville man’s lawsuit claims he was “kidnapped” by Camden County Police officers who stopped his car on a city street, then held him for questioning about the identity of a robbery suspect.

Rasheen Percell contends officers repeatedly violated his civil rights during the roughly three-hour incident, causing him to now live “in complete fear of the police.”

“This is a meritless and baseless claim,” Camden County spokesman Dan Keashen said Monday. “The county hasn’t been served with this frivolous filing, but if and when it does it will move for its dismissal.”

According to the lawsuit, police in three patrol cars stopped Percell while he was driving to pick up his girlfriend at a Parkside beauty salon around 6 p.m. on Dec. 9, 2019.

The suit alleges officers initially claimed Percell had committed a traffic violation, which the motorist disputed. An officer then allegedly said police “were

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