Man Sues Madison County Sheriff, 8 Deputies Over “Revenge Beatdown”

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A man badly beaten during an arrest in August 2012 has sued Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning and eight of his deputies, claiming false arrest and conspiracy to cover up a “revenge beatdown.”

Our news partners The Huntsville Times/ have covered Robert Bryant’s arrest and injuries extensively.

Attorneys Henry Sherrod and Jeremiah Hodges filed a complaint March 10 on behalf of Bryant. They allege seven deputies beat Bryant or watched him being punched and kicked while unconscious and handcuffed.

The eighth deputy is accused of helping falsifying reports.

Bryant was arrested during a traffic stop in August 2012, but was involved in a bar fight with one of the deputies weeks earlier. That deputy, Justin Watson, was in plain clothes at the time of the fight.

Bryant requests a trial by jury.

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