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A lawsuit filed last week in Anderson County Circuit Court alleges that a man was injured during what turned out to be his wrongful arrest in September of last year.
The lawsuit was filed last week against the Anderson County sheriff and four deputies by Carlen Reeves. Reeves was a passenger in a car that was pulled over by deputies in September on Highway 61.
The lawsuit states that when the driver pulled over, four deputies approached the vehicle with their guns drawn and ordered the driver and Reeves out of the car with their hands up and ordered them to walk backward toward the sounds of the deputies’ voices. Reeves was ordered to the ground with his hands still in the air, and the lawsuit says that when his knees hit the pavement, he heard a loud pop and then felt sharp pain in his left knee.
The suit states that he and the other man were kept in those positions for several minutes before being placed in the back of a patrol car, where they remained until deputies informed them that there had been a mistake and released them from custody.
The suit states that Reeves had to undergo surgery and rehab for the knee injury and that he is seeking a jury trial and compensatory damages from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.
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