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Hamilton County sued; man claims deputy meant to use stun gun, not actual gun

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Hamilton County's training protocol is under fire, this after a man says he was seriously injured by a deputy who meant to fire stun gun prongs instead of bullets.

A $3 million lawsuit was filed in Hamilton County Circuit Court Thursday by Kenneth Charles Rogers.

The lawsuit claims that on January 19, 2018, Hamilton County Deputy Officer Carl Glenn Young shot Rogers while he was unarmed and fleeing the deputy, causing life-threatening injuries.

Rogers says in the lawsuit that "according to official representations, Young meant to fire Taser prongs, not bullets."

The lawsuit claims Young's actions were negligent and caused Rogers' serious injuries, but also that "because Hamilton County failed to train and monitor Young properly, this incident occurred."

Rogers claims in the lawsuit that Young admitted to acting negligently.

He is asking for $3 million in damages.

We have reached out to Rogers' attorney, as well as the Hamilton County Sheriff's office for comment. We will update our story as we learn more.

You can read the lawsuit below:



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