POSSESSION OF DANGEROUS DRUGS AND EVADING ARREST
Steve Cron represented this client who was charged with possession of dangerous drugs and evading arrest. The deputy sheriff wrote in his report that he called out to the client to stop because he suspected him of being under the influence of drugs.
He said that the client ran away, so the deputy chased him and used physical force to subdue him, after which he found illegal drugs in the client's pants pocket. The client said that the deputy called him a derogatory name about his sexual orientation, then chased him and beat him up for no reason.
He denied possessing any drugs. We did extensive discovery of the deputy's personnel records and found numerous people who had complained about him. We even found a judge who had dismissed several cases involving that deputy because the judge didn't believe his testimony. Ultimately, the client did a 12 hour anger management program, and the case was dismissed.