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Marine Reservist files brutality lawsuit after arrest

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Washington claims he was attending a party at a Starkville apartment complex when the officers stormed in demanding identification. Washington claims he was attending a party at a Starkville apartment complex when the officers stormed in demanding identification.
OKTIBBEHA COUNTY (Mississippi News Now) -

A Jackson man, also a member of the United States Marine Corps Reserve, says two sheriff's deputies used excessive force during his arrest, and it was all caught on cell phone video.

MSNewsNow has obtained cell phone video of what attorneys are calling brutal and excessive force.

Maurice Washington, a Marine Corps Reserve member and Mississippi State student, has filed a lawsuit against two Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Deputies. Washington says Sergeant Andre Quinn, and Sergeant John Ford, who he claims are shown in the cell phone video, shocked him with an electric taser multiple times.

Washington claims he was attending a party at a Starkville apartment complex when the officers stormed in demanding identification. Washington says when he reached for his wallet, he was attacked and placed in a headlock.

The lawsuit states Washington was tasered three times while in handcuffs.

Washington's attorney Carlos Moore says after serving his country faithfully, his client never expected to be treated worse than a prisoner of war, and certainly not by those sworn to protect and serve.

Washington is also being represented by Jackson attorney, Aafram Sellers.

During the incident, Washington was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The lawsuit represents only one side of the case, and it is not clear what disciplinary action, if any, the deputies face.

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