Lehigh Acres man files excessive force lawsuit against two FMPD officers

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Still image from the body camera of a Fort Myers police officer during the April 15, 2018, incident involving Holley Jones.

A Lehigh Acres man says two Fort Myers police officers used excessive force when they tased and arrested him at a 7-Eleven last April.

Holley Delton Jones, 42, filed a Civil Rights lawsuit in federal court and is seeking relief for a violation of his rights.

Jones was inside a Fort Myers 7-Eleven at 11501 State Road 82 in Lehigh Acres on April 15, when he was approached by officers, James Barlow, and Christopher Robles, who told Jones that they wanted to speak with him outside, according to the lawsuit.

In police body camera footage of the incident,¬†Jones is seen extending his hand to shake the officer’s hand in an attempt to learn his name, but Robles repeatedly said “don’t touch me”.

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