Jacob Cowie is suing four Tampa, Florida police officers. The deaf man says they used excessive force against him at a nightclub called Gaspar's Grotto in Ybor City. An internal investigation cleared the officers, so Cowie has filed a civil rights lawsuit claiming the officers, one of whom was undercover, punched and kicked him repeatedly and eventually used a stun gun against him. They did not arrest Cowie, but given a notice to appear in court on a disorderly conduct charge. That charge was eventually dropped. Cowie needed surgery for his injuries.