San Juan County has agreed to pay $250,000 to a man struck in the head and neck by a sheriff’s deputy with a flashlight.
Donovan Tanner filed a lawsuit April 21 against the county, two sheriff’s deputies, a Farmington police officer and the city Police Department.
Tanner says he was struck at least five times in the head and neck on March 17 by a sheriff’s department-issued flashlight wielded by a deputy.
The 22-year-old Tanner claimed his civil rights were violated when the deputy unlawfully detained and arrested him.
The Daily Times says Tanner was leaving a Farmington brewery following a St. Patrick’s Day argument with a group of men when he was detained.
The deputy’s in-car patrol camera captured the flashlight incident. The deputy was fired April 22.
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