Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Man Files $1M Lawsuit against Vernon Police, City

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Man Files $1M Lawsuit against Vernon Police, City

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A Lamar County man found not guilty of attempted murder last year has filed a federal lawsuit seeking $1 million.

Jamison Carr, 38, is seeking damages from the city of Vernon, the police department, police chief and two officers.

A jury found Carr not guilty of attempted murder and second- degree assault in October. His attorney stated in a federal lawsuit filed this week that his civil rights were violated and that he was falsely arrested and imprisoned.

Officers Brandon Stephens and Davy Eaves arrested Jamison Carr at a car wash in Vernon on Feb. 12, 2012, according to the lawsuit.

According to the complaint, Carr was "approached, provoked, antagonized and threatened" by another man. Carr returned to his truck and called 911.

A responding Vernon Police officer wrote in an arrest report that Carr stated "I tried to run over him because I wanted to kill him," but later admitted in court that it was a lie, the complaint states.

"Officer Brandon Stephens testified at the criminal proceeding and admitted under oath that he lied on his police report," attorney Daniel Boman wrote in the lawsuit. …

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