While being arrested during a traffic stop in Springfield, Mass. in November 2009, Melvin Jones was struck repeatedly with a police flashlight by an officer in an incident captured on video by a passer-by. Jones filed a lawsuit against six Springfield officers and the city late last year. The officer, Jeffrey Asher, was fired and still faces charges in the case. Separately, Jones was arrested in January 2011 for allegedly stealing 33 pair of pants from JC Penney.