- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 4, 2016

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) - A 26-year-old man who has accused Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah of assault during an arrest is suing the sheriff and the county over allegations of excessive force.

The Herald and News reports (https://bit.ly/2dp2AgI ) that Kenneth Ray Bragg filed the lawsuit in federal court last week in connection with the alleged attack.

Bragg had been found at a motel with illegal drugs and a stolen handgun in February 2015.

The lawsuit says officers had arrested him without incident until Skrah threw him on the ground, began kneeing him in the head and choked him until he passed out.

Skrah is facing several criminal charges in connection with Bragg’s allegations and other complaints that he roughed up suspects.

An attorney for Skrah says statements by his client’s accusers have been inconsistent.

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

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