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Another Lawsuit Filed Against City of Alexander, Saline County Sheriff, Alexander Police

A lawsuit filed against the City of Alexander and several law enforcement agencies cites an incident happening in 2011.
Alexander, AR - The city of Alexander's troubles didn't end with a Treasurer resigning Monday. A lawsuit filed against the City of Alexander and several law enforcement agencies cites an incident happening in 2011.

Their primary complaint is the use of excessive force on one man in his own front yard.

The family's spokesperson, Rizelle Aaron, says they claim the actions taken by a few law enforcement officers in the Saline County Sheriff's Office and Alexander Police Department were unnecessary and excessive. Ultimately he says, the family just wants their day in court and justice to be served.

"So that the city and the people of Alexander understand that what was done to him should not have been done and that it shouldn't happen to other people," said Aaron.

Aaron is the spokesperson for Christopher Doss and says this lawsuit stems from an incident when Doss was arrested in Alexander in his own yard.

After police responded to a domestic dispute at his home they say the officers came back, tazed him once and then again a couple of times after he was on the ground.

Doss was charged with resisting arrest, public intoxication and terroristic threatening but the prosecutor has not moved forward with the charges.

The city and police department say they take these allegations with a grain of salt. In fact, Chief Horace Walters goes as far to say he will fight this lawsuit and deny the accusations to the end.

"We will meet with our attorney's to combat everything that they've said to prove that it's not true and factual," Chief Walters remarked. "Again, this is the same family that has made these same allegations time after time after time."

The city had plans to address another lawsuit from this family at Monday's council meeting however they did not meet quorum.

Mayor Hobbs wouldn't directly comment on the lawsuit but did say they plan on consulting with the Municipal League on moving forward and will address this in a future city council meeting.
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