WON! On Oct. 10, 2018, Anthony Promvongsa won a $60,000 settlement from the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force and the City of Worthington as a result of his lawsuit challenging their maltreatment of him during a 2016 traffic stop.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota filed an excessive force lawsuit against the Worthington Police Department, the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force and the City of Worthington along with a number of individual officers on behalf of their client, Anthony Promvongsa a local Worthington resident. Promvongsa was assaulted by Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force Officer Joe Joswiak in Worthington in 2016. Also present at the scene was Sergeant Tim Gaul of the Worthington Police Department.