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Deputy uses excessive force during an arrest

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On March 27, 2003, Court Services Deputy Walt Steele arrested Ms. Cynthia Jacobs-Porter in the lobby of Domestic Relations Court. Ms. Jacobs-Porter alleges Deputy Steele failed to properly warn her prior to arresting her and used excessive force while placing her into custody. Ms. Jacobs-Porter said on March 28, 2003, she telephoned Sergeant Bartolotta to file a complaint on Deputy Steele. Ms. Jacobs-Porter alleges Sergeant Bartolotta hung the telephone up on her.