"My wife called and said he used foul language at her," Pullen said. "He said he was there to arrest me."
Walls told Pullen's wife he was there to arrest her husband because he'd been speeding through Chesapeake on his dirt bike.
William Pullen said he started driving back to his home and was stopped by Walls. Pullen said Walls pepper-sprayed him in the face. Pullen said he ran from Walls in the direction of the mayor of Chesapeake's house. He said he eventually stopped running, thinking Walls was only going to talk to him.
"But they laid into me," Pullen said. "They beat me with sticks, hands. The put the butt of a gun in my temple."
Pullen said he sued the town and Walls, and received a settlement of $36,000.
Ice confirmed that Pullen sued the town over the beating and that Pullen received a settlement.
"He [Walls] had a new cop with him that day and he wanted to show his authority," Pullen said.
Ice said Walls stopped working in Chesapeake shortly after the incident happened in 2006. He has not worked there since, Ice said.
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