COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has dismissed an Ohio jail inmate's claims that deputies used excessive force when shocking him with a stun gun at the jail and later at a hospital.
The allegations by Michael Reed were among several claims of unconstitutional use of stun guns brought in the past two years by inmates at the Franklin County Jail.
Reed said deputies improperly used a stun gun when trying to remove him from his cell for a medical appointment following a seizure on Jan. 29, 2009 and again later in the day at the hospital.
Columbus federal judge Edmund Sargus said Wednesday that deputies responded appropriately to control Reed and that Reed's claims of excessive force aren't backed up by video evidence.
A message was left with Reed's attorney.