Judge Rules MCSO Deputies Used Excessive Force on Joshua Salvato, Grants Wrongful Death Award
A federal judge has upheld a jury's $2.26 million dollar wrongful death award against the Marion County Sheriff's Office in a case where two deputies shot and repeatedly shocked Joshua Salvato.
A district court judge upheld the jury's verdict, finding that the deputy who used a stun gun on Salvato used excessive force.
21-year-old Salvato died July 6, 2012 during a physical struggle with deputies Lauren Miley and Norman Brown in Summerfield.
Salvato had fought Brown and Miley after attempts to question him about reports that he had been acting oddly and shouting at traffic.
Sheriff's Captain James Pogue says the office will appeal the decision.
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