Arkansas Resident Sues Two Local Deputies

The incident allegedly occurred following a call that the officers had received regarding Blue John and a possible harassment of one of the tenants in his trailer park. A Fayetteville, Arkansas resident has filed a personal injury lawsuit against two members of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office in reference to an alleged violation of constitutional rights, the Lovely County Citizen reported.

Edward Paul Chevallier, known to locals as Blue John, is seeking compensation from the two individuals following an alleged pepper spray incident that occurred on the premises of a trailer park that the Fayetteville resident owned and operated, according to the news source.

The incident allegedly occurred following a call that the officers had received regarding Blue John and a possible harassment of one of the tenants in his trailer park. Several complaints had been filed and the deputies came to his property and confronted Chevallier, after which the alleged incident occurred, reported the Citizen.

Chevallier filed a lawsuit alleging that the officers had used unnecessary force and had violated his civil rights by attacking him on his own property. The deputies have requested that all of the charges be dropped, due to their allegations that Blue John had instigated the contact, the news source reported.

Another city in the U.S. had to deal with a personal injury lawsuit, as the local government of Neenah, Wisconsin has agreed to pay $22,500 in a settlement, according to the Oshkosh Northwestern.

Kathleen and Dennis Lukkari have sued the city after she suffered minor injuries from a fall that occurred due to an alleged lack of notification from the city regarding a specific section of sidewalk, the news source reported.

The Lukkari family has alleged that a sidewalk depression caused the fall and subsequent injuries, and had sought the maximum payout that could be provided by the city. City attorneys were able to reduce the amount due to the avoidance of trial, reported the Northwestern.

Another local government was sued following a car accident that occurred in Seymour, Missouri. The two plaintiffs have alleged that the lack of traffic control led to a collision that allegedly caused disabling injuries for the individuals, according to the South County Mail.

Jordan and James Parrish are seeking restitution from the Seymour Special Road District due to the alleged lack of safety measures that were taken by the local government entity in designing and maintaining the roads, reported the news source.

The local government has denied the charges, and may seek to settle with the family to avoid further legal action, according to the Mail.