Ala. man acquitted at trial sues for false arrest

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VERNON, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man is suing the city of Vernon and the local police department months after a jury acquitted him of attempted murder.

The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/YwatPY ) Jamison Carr filed a civil lawsuit last week in federal court saying he was falsely arrested and his civil rights were violated. He's seeking $1 million in compensation.

A jury found Carr not guilty of attempted murder and second-degree assault last October. Police had arrested him at a car wash in February 2012 after a confrontation with another man.

The lawsuit says a police officer wrote in an arrest report that Carr said of the man, "I tried to run over him because I wanted to kill him," but the officer later testified in court that wasn't true.

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Information from: The Tuscaloosa News, http://www.tuscaloosanews.com



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