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Justice Dept., Sheriff Settle Taser Lawsuit | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News

There are 41 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Feb 4, 2011, titled Justice Dept., Sheriff Settle Taser Lawsuit | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News. In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

The U.S. Department of Justice announced it settled a lawsuit on Friday with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office over the alleged excessive use of Tasers on jail inmates.

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Frank stallone

Columbus, OH

#1 Feb 4, 2011
These inmates were tasered without justification. Instead they should have been beaten into unconsciousness.
He Bites

AOL

#2 Feb 4, 2011
it is simple...........follow the direction of the Deputies and don't get shocked. Some of these thugs should be happy the Taser exists or it would be batons and fists.
montana

Chillicothe, OH

#3 Feb 4, 2011
Whats next no handcuffs or you cant lock them in a cell for more than 2 hours at a time.Give me A break.I have a idea. Dont break the law and you wont be tased.
Whatever

Delaware, OH

#5 Feb 4, 2011
The DOJ can't even police their own Government, but have time mess the little guys. If the criminals wouldn't have done anything to begin with, they wouldn't be put in jail!
hugh jass

United States

#6 Feb 4, 2011
i say taze the bastards every hour, on the hour...see if we notice a drop in crime. write that into the new policy sheriff. if you`re deaf/don`t speak english, but you can still break the law, you can ride the lightning.
Seriously

Columbus, OH

#7 Feb 4, 2011
The guy was arrested for DV, refused to comply with orders to change into jail garb, then BIT an officer, and the tasing was not justified? Really?
I'd love to see what these scumbag lawyers propose to do to handle these situations.

Since: Nov 10

Columbus, OH

#8 Feb 4, 2011
Don't taze me bro!
Veteran

Grove City, OH

#9 Feb 4, 2011
montana wrote:
Whats next no handcuffs or you cant lock them in a cell for more than 2 hours at a time.Give me A break.I have a idea. Dont break the law and you wont be tased.
Jail and prison SHOULD be so horrific of an experience so it's not the revolving door as it is for many of these thugs. These thugs throw feces, urine, and spit on officers all the time and if when brought in they are high on God knows what, they should be appreciative that it is only the taser rather than billy club or fists. Sad that society is more concerned about the welfare of cons and thugs than the officers protecting our communities from these scum of society. Just like the inamte suing some State prison system for "cruel and unusual punishment" for not having a better selection of TV channels!!! Take the TV's away and make these thugs think for a long time about what they have done--ALL in solitary confinement to also stop all these gangstas from continuing to run things from inside the prison walls to the outside world. Do the crime and be uncooperative, tase away and throw water on them to make sure!
u2me1

Canal Winchester, OH

#10 Feb 5, 2011
some of those drunks/ crack heads get put in the slammer and act like ask hoes.
mother of 3

United States

#11 Feb 5, 2011
Feel sad that he is deaf, but if the man can't speak English, then why is he here? Send his a$$ back to where he came from. We have enough non-English speaking people/immigrants in our country already.
someone who knows

Athens, OH

#12 Feb 5, 2011
mother of 3 wrote:
Feel sad that he is deaf, but if the man can't speak English, then why is he here? Send his **** back to where he came from. We have enough non-English speaking people/immigrants in our country already.
Story is BS. He is deaf but does speak English. Also spent a number of years in prison for aggravated arson. Look him up. Public record.
They were right

Columbus, OH

#14 Feb 5, 2011
I understand that the Sheriff's office settled because it was probably cheaper to do so than defend themselves. I don't see any problem with any of the uses of the taser. The deputies used restraint and remained calm during all of the encounters. These men and women have a hard job. They have to deal with these people for hours on end and don't get to just drop them off somewhere like the police officers or the street deputies do. They have to maintain control in the jail or someone (not just a deputy) will get hurt or killed.

As far as the last guy that came in from CPD. You don't get the "welcoming party" unless you have been a problem for police and they had to call ahead. The only thing people have to do is listen to the deputies. They are not being unreasonable. They are only following the policies set by the Sheriff which are completely justified in my opinion. The use of the taser probably saved the deputies and the inmates from real injury. Before Taser it was pepper spray and fists. Personally, I'd rather be tased.
a Real Focker

Columbus, OH

#15 Feb 5, 2011
I don't feel bad for anyone that behaves the way he did. He bit the officer on the ear. Just a player playing the system. Pure and simple, if you act like an animal, then expect to be treated as one. Don't give him any money over this either.
Disgusting

AOL

#16 Feb 5, 2011
Watching the Dawn Fiore-Bruno video was absolutely disgusting. To see four male cops forcibly stripping a woman naked makes me sick. How can this happen in this country? I don't care what Ms. Fiore-Bruno was charged with, she did not deserve this kind of humiliation. If this action was required, why was it not handled using all female deputies? If this happened anywhere else, the male deputies would have been arrested. This kind of action has to stop!
phat slobbbs

Lexington, KY

#17 Feb 5, 2011
it's so obvious that the county hires columbus police rejects...look at all those fat a$$e$, bellies and neck rolls! gross. find a gym.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#18 Feb 5, 2011
Don't know why Mr. Reed couldn't follow directions. Didn't his parents teach him how to follow the rules?
you are clueless

Columbus, OH

#20 Feb 5, 2011
Disgusting wrote:
Watching the Dawn Fiore-Bruno video was absolutely disgusting. To see four male cops forcibly stripping a woman naked makes me sick. How can this happen in this country? I don't care what Ms. Fiore-Bruno was charged with, she did not deserve this kind of humiliation. If this action was required, why was it not handled using all female deputies? If this happened anywhere else, the male deputies would have been arrested. This kind of action has to stop!
watch the video. it was female deputies and a male supervisor. you dont know what you are talking about.
Frank

United States

#21 Feb 6, 2011
How is it that the Franklin County Sheriff's Office is found at fault for excessive force ,but when a Deputy/Officer is found at fault he or she is fired.
wrong

Columbus, OH

#22 Feb 6, 2011
Frank wrote:
How is it that the Franklin County Sheriff's Office is found at fault for excessive force ,but when a Deputy/Officer is found at fault he or she is fired.
the sheriffs office was not found at fault for excessive force, genius. read the story
Show the World

West Jefferson, OH

#23 Feb 6, 2011
I agree wholeheartedly with "Disgusting": These deputies should have been fired! This was no less than a sexual assault on the female prisoner. There is no reason for a woman (or a man) to be forcibly stripped naked in front of members of the opposite sex. This is a human rights violation. I hope this video goes viral so the rest of the world can see how the Franklin County Sheriff's Office treats its prisoners!

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