LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A
Lincoln man serving up to 35 years in prison for using a belt to beat
his girlfriend and dubbed a "serial abuser" by his trial judge is suing
arresting officers, the prosecutor and prison system.
Clayborne pleaded no contest last year to assault and a weapons count.
Authorities say he beat his girlfriend with a belt for two hours and
threatened her with a knife.
Earlier this week, Clayborne sued in
federal court, saying police violated his rights by forcing their way
into his home without a warrant and arresting him without reading him
his Miranda rights. He also accuses the Lancaster County Attorney's
Office of misconduct and claims the prison has not provided him with
medication or mental health services to deal with a bipolar disorder.