Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Officer Accused of Beating Man.(Journal North)

Byline: Jeremy Pawloski Journal Staff Writer

A Santa Fe man has accused a city police officer of beating him for no reason Feb. 1 after searching the man's parked car outside his home, according to a tort claim notice.

Korkut Abayhan, 24, "had his right shoulder dislocated, his nose broken, his cornea scratched, was (sprayed with Mace) and had internal bruising and bleeding," after the early morning incident near Abayhan's Otero Street residence, the notice states.

By phone Monday, Abayhan, a valet at La Posada, said he was not drinking that night.

"I'm not a criminal," he said. "I'm not a felon and they roughed me up. They really roughed me up. …

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