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VERNON, Ala. (WCBI)-A Lamar County man has filed a $1 million dollar federal lawsuit against the city of Vernon and the Vernon Police Department.

38 year-old Jamison Carr was accused of attempted murder and second-degree assault in February of 2012.

Officer Brandon Stephens claimed Carr made a statement of trying to run over and kill a man.

In October 2012, the jury found Carr not guilty of all charges after Stephens admitted under oath that he lied on his police report.

Carr’s charges and fees amount to more than $250,000 dollars.

Carr’s suit claims his civil rights were violated, negligence on the part of the city, police Chief Ted Collins and the officers, false arrest and imprisonment and wrongful prosecution.



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  • Dwight Hayes

    let’s see:
    Negligent supervision for Ted Nichols, the mayor and city councilmen at the time of this offense. I believe that’s known as “respondeat superior”

    Criminal and civil prosecution against Brandon Stephens – he should get prison time for falsifying a police report leading to a false felony prosecution of an innocent man.

    With deep pockets theory in full speed ahead, the City of Vernon should quickly try to reach an agreement to keep this from going to federal court for civil rights violation under 42 US Code Section 1983 or else face punitive damages as well as compensatory damages for the loss of income and reputation that Mr. Carr suffered from the illegal arrest and accusation brought against him by their employee.

    A jailhouse (inmate) lawyer would love to have something like this to file in federal court.

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