Excessive Force Lawsuit Filed Against Ga. Officers

A lawsuit has been filed in federal court against five Warner Robins police officers, their supervisor and the city of Warner Robins by a Fayetteville man who claims officers "used excessive force" and "viciously and unjustifiably beat" him during his...


As a result of the actions of the six officers named in the lawsuit, Sims "suffered significant physical injuries," according to the lawsuit.

"Throughout the entire encounter with these officers, (Sims) did not attempt to fight back and repeatedly attempted to communicate with the officers his attempts to cooperate," the lawsuit stated.

The lawsuit seeks a jury trial, monetary damages, attorney's fees and litigation expenses.

City Attorney Jim Elliott said he had not yet received notice of the lawsuit and declined comment having not had an opportunity to review it. Tabitha Pugh, public information officer for Warner Robins police, said in a text message that police

Chief Brett Evans had not seen the lawsuit and was declining comment. Scott R. King, the Atlanta attorney representing Sims, could not be reached for comment on Thursday, or by late Friday afternoon.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.

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