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Ex-Ohio deputy faces civil rights charge in federal court

May 17, 2018

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Hamilton County sheriff’s deputy has been indicted in federal court in Cincinnati for using unreasonable force at the county jail.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Columbus says 31-year-old Jason Mize was arrested by FBI agents Thursday after the unsealing of his indictment on one count of depravation of rights under the color of law.

The indictment says a 61-year-old person identified as “Victim-1” was arrested in August 2016 and was brought to the jail’s medical unit where Mize shoved the person headfirst into a holding cell wall, causing scalp lacerations and a leg fracture.

Court documents don’t indicate whether Mize has an attorney.

WXIX-TV reports Hamilton County commissioners recently approved a payment of $500,000 to the victim, Mark Myers, to settle a federal lawsuit.

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