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$95,000 lawsuit settlement after Deputy tasers handcuffed suspect in holding cell

A 48-year-old North Naples man Tasered while handcuffed in a jail cell after an unlawful arrest in 2005 settled his federal lawsuit against Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk and four deputies for $95,000.

The settlement came a day after the agency’s attorney agreed to a $50,000 settlement in another Taser case involving a teen who died, which deputies blamed on a drug overdose.

U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson signed an order Tuesday, dropping the lawsuit against Rambosk, corporals Dennis Sheridan and Scott Freiburger, Deputy Autumn Brown and Sgt. John Dennison, who was fired and sentenced to probation after he Tasered Robert Franklin Browne in 2005.

Browne denied being combative, only being angry and cursing at Sheridan, Freiburger and Brown for coming into his home on Oct. 5, 2005, after he admitted he’d sideswiped a car and left the scene because he had no cell phone

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Added: Mar-4-2010 Occurred On: Oct-5-2005
By: beck64
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Tags: police, deputy, Dennison, cop, holding cell, jail, settlement, Robert Franklin Browne, lawsuit, prison, taser, caught, cam, security, surveillance, cctv, injured
Location: Naples, Florida, United States (load item map)
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  • Comment of user 'rigoler012' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • Not fair... the officers should have to pay the 95,000 out of their pockets or from their own individual 'misconduct insurance policies.'

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    • .. better yet, the officers should be in jail.

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    • Agreed..

      Best of all, I love the end when you see ~10 officers (8 or 9 of which, I suppose, have nothing else better to do - whilst on our taxpayer salary) than to come in and 'oversee' the detainment of some little man.

      Sickening

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    • Yeah instead, it gets paid by the the city's finest... the taxpayers. Which actually, the victim in this case technically paid a portion of his own settlement. Ironic.

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    • Police are given a trust, they are given athority over us and are expected to follow higher rules of conduct then the rest of us. The "Misconduct Insurance" is a good idea... should be officer loses house and savings to pay the abused citizen, then dismissal for violating the trust officer was given

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    • Ha! The friggin UNION would scream for what you just say mate! So, don't hold you breath for that one! :)

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  • pussy's

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  • Not enough Money

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    • Really? How much should tax-payer Joe have to pay for one asshole cop? It's already too high as it is. So $95,000 isn't enough to merely be tazed with your arms behind your back? If that's the case, I could take 3 years off from work for 10 seconds worth of pain. Where do I sign up? The officer did something wrong and should pay, but 95,000 is too high for some shitbag like this guy.

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  • 95 grand, that wont last a year i bet

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  • For once I agree with the victim.

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  • Tasers are easier to use than your brain.

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  • Shocking abuse of authority...

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  • The most telling part of this account; "In court, criminal attorney David Agoston demanded the jail cell video, which the sheriff%u2019s office had denied existed. "

    The "Blue Wall" goes up again to protect bad cops that put good cops at risk...by making everyone think that they are all thugs.

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  • thats just wrong. fire these pigs

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  • i bet they would have piled some more cops in there if they could fit in the cell. can someone explain the reasoning behind the 10:1 ratio that US cops seem to hold so dear when dealing with a small guy?

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    • Comment of user 'player1up' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • There is rarely a 10:1 ratio, it is usually 3 or 4 to one. Cops have learned from bitter expierence that a small man can be just as deadly as a large one.
      My own uncle never weighed more than 135 lbs in his life, when he was 42 years old he was arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct and put up a fight, he got in a lucky kick after being placed in the squad car and one of the arresting officers lost sight in one eye.
      Help with a fighting prisoner is like a safety line, if say you were washin More..

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    • because they are really useless scared c u n t s.

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    • 10 "witnesses" to vouch for their fellow officers

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    • its the same in this country as well

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  • typical

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  • tasers should be a last resort before needing to use a firearm. The fact that in such intense situations where things happen really fast they can tell if the guy has any mdeical condition is on drugs (legal and illegal) im talking medications and what not. Why did they feel the need to assert thier authority when he should have been left overnight int he cell untillt he next day when he sobers up? well some cops love to flex their authority any chance they get failign to weigh in the risk of con More..

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  • Dont talk back to me I is da LAW!!

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  • We wouldn't want the FAT ASS guards to break a sweat now would we. After all they get paid well with full benefits and pension. The last thing we should expect them to do is work hard.

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  • $96K ??? Does that cover the lawyer's bill ???

    The gov. can keep a suit going for ever bankrupting the citizen. They control the courts and have an endless supply of taxpayer's money for their costs !

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  • If I am not mistaken, police can't come into your house to arrest you without a warrant if they had not witnessed the accident. Am I correct or wrong here?

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  • This goes much deeper than what we see here. Its an ongoing age old problem of what we call a power trip. In this case and most cases its a police officer who has a power trip and likes to flex his authority. Its not only police officers but anyone who has a weapon will most probably threaten someone without a weapon.Criminals, abusive husbands, wives, children, and ofcourse, police officers. It must be a human genetic thing i guess. One feels powerful with a weapon. The sad thing in this case i More..

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  • He had to meet his taser quota.

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  • So, it took 9 officers to walk into his cell to restrain him, while he was not needed to restrain. When I used to work for the behavioral handicapped, we knew it was useless for any more then 5 to be involved, due to the excessive peoples limbs being restrained instead of the actual person that needed to be restrained. KEY WORD "needed". (One for head control - one each for an arm - one each for a leg) That is all.

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  • surely they couldn't have immobilized him without the taser. i mean, there were only about 4 other doughnut eating fascists in the cell. oh, and he was handcuffed already.

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  • everytime i see these kind of vids I start to doubt they really protect and serve more like abuse and take whatever and whoever.

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  • Um can you say unlawful use of force. Hope they all work at McDonalds now. Idiots!

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