A black man who was tackled and arrested by BART police at Powell station in August is now suing BART, alleging federal civil rights violations.

“This is a civil rights complaint arising from BART Police racial profiling, brutality, and wrongful arrest and imprisonment of plaintiff Albert James Burleson,” the complaint reads.

BART spokesperson Alicia Trost said the agency has yet to be served, and therefore could not yet comment on the suit.

The suit not only comes after mass protests against police policies nationwide, but after extensive reforms of the BART Police Department in the wake of the 2009 officer-involved death of Oscar Grant III at Fruitvale station, a black man shot by a white police officer.

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