Last year, real-estate developer and art collector Ron Pizzuti opened the doors to the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North, a venue at which to showcase his vast art collection. After purchasing his first piece of art in 1972, he has since amassed more than 1,500 works by artists ranging from Frank Stella to Ai [...]
Appellate Court Rejects Franklin County Inmate’s Stun Gun Claim
A divided appeals court has rejected an Ohio jail inmate’s claims that deputies used excessive force when shocking him with a stun gun at the jail and later at a hospital.
The allegations by Michael Reed were among several claims of unconstitutional use of stun guns brought by inmates at the Franklin County jail in past years.
Reed said deputies improperly used a stun gun when trying to remove him from his cell for a medical appointment following a seizure on Jan. 29, 2009, and again later in the day at the hospital.
A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that deputies responded appropriately to control Reed and his claims aren’t backed up by video evidence.
A message was left with Reed’s lawyer.