Between 1989 and 1991, Morgan Stevens made headlines when he claimed that he was beaten by Los Angeles Police Officers after being taken into custody after being accused of driving under the influence. While in jail, Stevens alleged that police officers punched and kicked him after he refused to hand them a t-shirt. According to the Los Angeles Times, these attacks resulted in a series of injuries that included a broken nose, fractured cheek, dislocated jaw, and nerve damage to the right side of his face.
Later, Stevens managed to reach an undisclosed cash settlement with the Los Angeles Police Department. However, Stevens told the Los Angeles Times that the incident had severely impacted his acting career, which, at the time, had been incredibly successful. “Let’s just say I’m glad this is behind me and I’m looking forward now to resuming my life and career,” Stevens told the Los Angeles Times in 1991. Stevens also said that the incident “pretty much brought my career to a screeching halt,” and that he had been unable to find work in the past few years. According to People, Stevens’ last acting role was in 1999, when he appeared on an episode of “Walker, Texas Ranger.”