On Air Now

Listen

Listen Live Now » 101.9 FM Fargo-Moorhead

Weather

Current Conditions(Fargo,ND 58103)

More Weather »
73° Feels Like: 73°
Wind: SSW 15 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Thunderstorms Late 63°

Tomorrow

Scattered Thunderstorms 83°

Sat Night

Mostly Clear 58°

Alerts

Traffic stop linked to lawsuit resulted in $15.00 speeding ticket

by

FARGO (KFGO-AM) - Court documents say all criminal charges but one have been dropped against the driver of a pickup involved in a traffic stop that led to a civil rights lawsuit against two Richland County deputies.

The lawsuit claims that Deputies Dan Wise and Steve Gjerdevig used excessive force. A video shows the deputies yelling profanities and ordering the men to the ground with their guns drawn.

The men’s attorney, Craig Richie, says charges were never filed against the two passengers. “The only thing left was a $15.00 speeding ticket”, Richie said. “And it was clear the prosecution looked at it and said, in my mind, ‘This guy was way over the top…it’s ridiculous.’”

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for medical expenses, mental anguish, pain and suffering.The deputies' attorneys say excessive force was not used. They're asking a judge to order the case dismissed. Richie says he wants the case to be decided by a jury.

Comments