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Culpeper Deputy Lawsuit Thrown Out

Culpeper Deputy Lawsuit Thrown Out

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A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that claimed a Culpeper County deputy was fired for reporting that another deputy slapped an inmate. Matthew Scott Manuel filed the suit against former Sheriff Jim Branch and former jailer Donald Brooks. The Culpeper Star-Exponent newspaper reports attorneys for both sides agreed to dismiss the case, and the judge certified it. Manuel was one of five deputies fired in 2011 following allegations that former Deputy Alma Julia Brown slapped a restrained female inmate. That after the inmate repeatedly spit on the officers. Current Sheriff Scott Jenkins rehired all the deputies except Brown. She was convicted of assault.

 

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