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Man claims excessive force used in arrest, plans to sue


A Perry man has filed notice he intends to sue the City of Perry in connection to a July 2013 DUI (driving under the influence) arrest he claims involved excessive use of force by responding officers.

City officials received notice of the impending lawsuit less than two weeks after 31-year-old Michael Shelton’s jury trial in the case ended in a mistrial; he entered a guilty plea to related felony and misdemeanor charges just a month later.

PHOTO: Dash cam footage was used in the trial of Michael Shelton; it was later posted to You Tube.

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