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Lawsuit against Harriman police likely to be dismissed

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By Damon Lawrence

The outcome of Wednesday’s trial in Roane County Criminal Court could prove fatal for Ryan Brandon’s federal lawsuit against the city of Harriman and former police officer Jajuan Hamilton.

Brandon claims he suffered severe injuries when he fell to the pavement after Hamilton used a Taser to subdue him in 2009. He accuses the city and Hamilton of violating his constitutional rights, excessive force and battery.

A federal judge stayed the lawsuit in 2011 pending the outcome of his criminal case.


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