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Two Lawrence County Deputies Face Charges

FERGUSON, CAPERTON

The Justice Department announced Tuesday, July 25, that a federal grand jury returned a five-count indictment charging two Lawrence County, Tennessee, law enforcement officers with federal civil rights and obstruction offenses stemming from their use of unlawful force during the arrest of a 61-year-old man.

According to count one of the indictment, on October 5, 2020, in Giles County, Tennessee, Sheriff's Investigator Zach Ferguson and Deputy Eric Caperton, aiding and abetting each other, threw the victim, C.J., to the ground, struck him multiple times in the head without a legitimate law enfo...

 

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