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David Chase sues Metro government, police

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A well-known developer at the center of a controversial domestic violence case has filed his own lawsuit in federal court.

David Chase is suing Metro government and a dozen police officers.

Among the claims, Chase said officers violated his civil rights, used excessive force and subjected him to false arrest and imprisonment.

Police arrested Chase in June of last year. He was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

Instead of being held for what's known as a 12-hour "cooling-off period," Judge Casey Moreland waived the holding period and Chase was released early.

Police said Chase then returned home and attacked the same woman as she tried to gather her things to leave.

The controversy erupted when Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson wrote a scathing letter to Moreland, calling his handling of the case a "fiasco."

Anderson is not named in Chase's lawsuit.

Chase is due back in court next week.

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