Man awarded $1.3M after surveillance video contradicts deputies’ version of arrest

A federal jury awarded a Central Texas man more than $1.3 million in response to a civil lawsuit against Caldwell County deputies who arrested him on charges that were never prosecuted by the district attorney’s office.
Lawrence Faulkenberry was also awarded $350,000 in punitive damages related to a deputy who initiated a leg sweep
Officers responded to a call from Faulkenberry’s son, who said his dad was drunk and waving a gun around. Surveillance video used to clear his name shows a different picture: Faulkenberry was standing still with his arms raised when deputies approached him with their guns drawn and forced him to the ground.The video shows another version of events, and deputies never recovered a handgun at the scene. In March 2016 that Faulkenberry never even owned a gun.


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