Federal jury to hear FMPD excessive force lawsuit filed by Lehigh Acres man

Reporter: Dannielle Garcia Writer: Matthew Seaver
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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 Southwest Florida man suing two Fort Myers police officers for excessive force and unlawful detainment will get his day in court on Tuesday.

Holley Jones claims the two Fort Myers police officers had no reason or justification for shooting him with a taser. He argues that the officer’s body camera video helps make his case.

A federal jury will take up the case Tuesday morning.

Jones, the man who got tased, claims that FMPD officers Andrew Barlow and his partner Chris Robles violated his civil rights in his civil lawsuit.

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The lawsuit references an incident from April 15, 2018, when officers Barlow and Robles arrived at a 7-Eleven at 11501 State Road 82 in Lehigh Acres in response to a “disorderly, intoxicated male.”

It is unknown if the call was about Jones.

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