- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A Wyoming cowboy who competed in the July Fourth rodeo has filed a lawsuit alleging two Steamboat Springs police officers used excessive force when they arrested him.

Steamboat Pilot and Today reports (https://bit.ly/1TRwfgK ) a Lakewood attorney filed the lawsuit Thursday on behalf of Trey Sheets, who lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

According to the lawsuit, police officers Ross Blank and Sam Silva tackled Sheets to the ground without probable cause as he was leaving a bar.

The lawsuit states that Sheets’ career as a professional team roper has been affected by a wrist injury he suffered from the arrest.

The Steamboat Police Department didn’t return a call seeking comment.

The lawsuit marks the fifth time in two years that Steamboat has been sued for excessive use of force by police officers.


Information from: Steamboat Pilot & Today, https://steamboatpilot.com/

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