- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) - Klamath County is supporting Sheriff Frank Skrah in an excessive force lawsuit filed by a former jail inmate.

The Herald and News reports (https://is.gd/SIwNXI ) that in a response to the lawsuit filed Nov. 28, Klamath County denied claims of wrongdoing by the inmate, saying any force used against him was justified by the circumstances.

Kenneth Ray Bragg has accused Skrah of illegally striking and choking him during his arrest last year. He filed lawsuit in September against Skrah, the county and 10 unidentified law enforcement officers who allegedly witnessed the incident.

Skrah filed a response Nov. 8 saying any force used against Bragg was necessary to subdue an armed suspect.

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Information from: Herald and News, https://www.heraldandnews.com


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