BRIDGEPORT - The Bridgeport police department is facing a $10 million police brutality lawsuit.

The federal lawsuit claims a sergeant and two officers used excessive force in nine separate incidents since 2010.

One of the incidents was caught on video which appears to show officers using a Taser and kicking a suspect in Beardsley Park in 2011.

A Bridgeport police spokesman says the department takes allegations of excessive force seriously.