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Federal lawsuit against DCSO, Blanton dismissed


A federal lawsuit against the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Larry Blanton, alleging mistaken identity, has been dismissed, the agency said Friday.

Here’s the sheriff’s office news release, in full:

“On June 27, plaintiff Danny Myers stipulated to dismissal with prejudice of all claims of wrongdoing by the Deschutes County Sheriff Larry Blanton and the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.

“In November 2011 Myers filed a federal lawsuit against Sheriff Larry Blanton and the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office claiming that in July 2010, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deputies mistakenly detained and transported Myers on an outstanding Wasco County arrest warrant after Myers was arrested and convicted in Deschutes County for possession of methamphetamine.

“Investigation by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Deschutes County Legal Counsel’s Office determined that the transport by Sheriff’s Office personnel was correct and there was not a case of mistaken identity in transporting Myers.

“This determination that Myers was not mistakenly transported was supported by court documents and transport documents from other counties involved in Myers’ transport.

“These documents were provided to Myers’ attorney, who agreed that Sheriff’s Office personnel acted properly in detaining and transporting Myers and stipulated to dismissal of all claims against Sheriff Blanton and the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.”

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