A man filed a lawsuit against the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office after he said he was terrorized by law enforcement officials.
According to court documents, 28-year-old Brandon Gibson said that two law enforcement officers stormed into his home one morning in August 2011 and alleged that Gibson had given a false name on an earlier complaint call from a neighbor.
Gibson said that the deputies entered his home illegally, used excessive force and arrested him without probable cause, after tackling him to the ground in front of his two young children.
Gibson’s attorney told 10TV News that he was falsely charged with obstructing official business to create a justification for the alleged violence used against him. The charge was dropped in December 2011.
“The nature of the incident from Mr. Gibson and his family’s point of view was no different than a home invasion,” said Gibson’s attorney, Jim McNamara.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office have not officially commented on the lawsuit.
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