Attorney Yaida Ford represents DC resident, Juan Johnson, in a civil action against Metropolitan Police Officer Ryan Sullivan. The viral video depicts Officer Sullivan punching a Black man in the face 10-13 times with a closed fist while the man is being pinned to a fence by two other police officers. This officer has had other violent encounters in the city with Black residents. Ford’s suit is the first to be filed in federal court against this officer. He is currently pending criminal investigation.