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Lawsuit Against Jail Guards Dismissed

A federal district judge has dismissed a Franklin County jail inmate's claims that guards used excessive force when shocking him with a taser at the jail and  later at a hospital.The allegations by Michael Reed were among several claims of  unconstitutional use of tasers brought in the past two years by jail inmates. Reed claimed deputies improperly used a taser when trying to remove him from his cell for a medical appointment following a seizure in 2009 and later in the day at a hospital. The judge says guards responded appropriately and claims of  excessive force are not backed up by video evidence. Reed's attorney plans to appeal.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.