Man files lawsuit against Bardstown police, claims excessive force

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by Nicole Harrell

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 20 at 7:15 PM

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A man has filed a lawsuit against the Bardstown Police Department  accusing them of using excessive force.

David Scott Newton claims his arm was broken last year after  an incident at the Old Talbott Tavern, a well-known restaurant and bar in downtown Bardstown. The charges against the man were later dismissed.

In the civil suit Newton is asking for compensation for damages. He claims inadequate hiring, training and supervision by the police department.

The city and police department cannot comment because the lawsuit is pending.
 

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