Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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June 25, 2014

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Grayson PD

June 25, 2014 — A federal judge has dismissed a 2011 lawsuit filed by a man who claimed he officers of the Grayson Police Department used excessive force against him while executing a search warrant at his residence.

U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning on Thursday entered an order granting the defendants’ motion for summary judgment in the suit, which was filed in July 2011 by Glenn Jackson.

The suit named as defendants the city of Grayson; its police department; its mayor, George Steele; its former police Chief, Ed Ginter; Detective Sgt. Travis Steele; Officer Tony Cantrell, former Officer Chris Yavorcik; former Sgt. Casey Brammell, who is now Carter County sheriff; and other unknown officers of the police department.

The suit, which alleged various violations of Jackson’s constitutional rights as well as assault and battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, among other claims, stemmed from Jackson’s arrest at his residence on July 10, 2010.

According to court records, Cantrell was investigating a burglary in Grayson and had learned property stolen in the incident may have been traded to Jackson for money and drugs. Cantrell relayed that information to Steele, who obtained a warrant to search Jackson’s residence. Cantrell’s informant also told him Jackson had weapons all around his home, records state.

Members of a team led by Steele entered Jackson’s home around midnight. Steele and an officer not named in the suit, Roy Ison, made their way into Jackson’s bedroom, where they found Jackson sitting up in bed with his hand on a pistol, the officers testified in a deposition.

Ison ordered Jackson to remove his hands from gun, put them in the air and get up off the bed.

Steele testified Jackson refused to comply, and Ison then physically moved Jackson onto the floor, and, and as he did so, the pistol dropped onto the bed.

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