A man won a civil lawsuit against a Carrollton police
officer for use of excessive force.
Jason Geils said he suffered a concussion and minor injuries
after Officer Don Patin slammed him against a wall in a jail intake facility.
Geils had been taken in on suspicion of DUI, but the charges were later
The excessive force incident was recorded on a surveillance camera.
Geils was awarded $80,000 plus attorney's fees in his suit
"It's holding every police officer accountable for their
actions," said Scott Palmer, Geils' lawyer.
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