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Barton County Sheriff faces two lawsuits

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Barton County (MO) - Sheriff Larry "Mitchell Shaw is being sued. Stephen Kendus contends Shaw allowed a jailer to arrest him in 2011 using excessive force with a taser. The tasering caused Kendus to urinate on himself. The suit alleges deputies showed a video of the tasering to employees, further humiliating Kendus.

A second suit filed by Jennifer Workman alleges the Sheriff's Department falsified a recording of a sale of meth between deputies and an informant. Also, a warrant signed by a county judge was forged, and that she suffered anguish being handcuffed and slammed to the floor. She also alleges emotional distress as both seek jury trials and $25,000 in damages.

 

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