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Sheriff And Deputies Facing Lawsuit

Last updated on Wednesday, March 21, 2007

(FRANKLIN) - Johnson County Sheriff Terry McLaughlin, along with several deputies, are facing a federal lawsuit over the death of a 48-year-old inmate.

In court documents filed, the estate of Donny Gene Browning is alleging that deputies failed to act properly when browning had a seizure. The lawsuit claims deputies used excessive force just a year ago.

Browning had been arrested on a public intoxication charge.

The suit seeks an unspecified amount of money, for damages.

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