Saline County Settles In Civil Suit Against Deputy

Published 07/16 2014 07:08PM

Updated 07/17 2014 01:08PM

SALINE COUNTY, AR - The Saline County Sheriff's Office opting to settle in a civil rights case filed by a former jail inmate who alleged abuse.

Anthony Westbrook is shown in this video from May 2011 being shoved against a jail wall. Westbrook contended the officer in question was jail deputy Calvin Reed.

Westbrook filed suit against Reed and others, including the county but before it went to trial a settlement was reached.

According to attorney George Ellis, who represented the county, the settlement will be paid with public funds through a risk pool fund of which Saline County is a member.

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