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Lawsuit Filed Against Miami Authorities

Jerry Deany Payne Jr. filed a complaint with the US District Court against Miami officers Jeremy Myers, Teresa Lashmet, and Trooper Kenny Mcgee.
MIAMI, OK--- A federal lawsuit was filed Tuesday against an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper and two Miami Police Officers in connection to the beating of a suspect that was caught on a dashboard camera recording.

Jerry Deany Payne Jr. filed a 10-page complaint with the U.S. District Court against Miami officers Jeremy Myers, Teresa Lashmet, and Trooper Kenny McKee.

The officers are accused of using excessive force on Payne during a traffic stop on May 14th of last year. They're also accused of wrongful arrest and violation of due process.

Payne was arrested on complaints of driving under the influence and obstructing an officer. The charges were dropped against Payne in October.

Payne's complaint states, McKee and Lashmet exited their patrol cars, drew their weapons, and pointed at Payne who was still inside his vehicle. As it continues, McKee pulled Payne from his pickup and "violently threw him onto the concrete pavement." The the trooper grabbed Payne's left arm and wrenched his arm behind his back and slammed Payne's face into the pavement.

Payne's complaint also accused the city of Miami of maintaining a policy of using excessive force, wrongful detentions, and submitting a false police report.




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