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Deputies use excessive force to break up a fight at a night club, discharge firearm into the air


Case Number: 
03-043

On Sunday, July 6, 2003, Deputy Matthew Snyder and Deputy Brad Daugherty were advised of a large fight at Tiffany's Nite Club. Deputy Snyder and Deputy Daugherty called for a "signal 99" (officer in trouble) while attempting to arrest several subjects in front of the business. Deputy Douglas Phillips and Deputy Brian Cavender responded to the scene to assist Deputy Snyder and Deputy Daugherty with the large disorderly crowd.

Mr. Brandon Wilcox alleges that Deputy Snyder, Deputy Daugherty, Deputy Phillips, and Deputy Cavender used excessive force while taking two subjects into custody and while dealing with the large crowd. Mr. Wilcox also alleges that one of the deputies discharged their firearm into the air during the disturbance.

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