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Judge to hear police brutality case

 June 12, 2006

Albany -- A federal court judge will hear the case of an Albany man who says sheriff's deputies beat up his cousin and wrongfully arrested him.  

The case of Antoine Moody versus Dougherty County sheriff's deputies, Jerry Folmar and Tom Bruce, is set to begin Tuesday morning in federal court.

Moody claims Albany police pulled him over in 2001 on North Slappey. Moody's attorney, Chevene King, says the police called in sheriff's deputies for back up.  King says when Moody's cousin, Casmarah Mimbs, questioned the deputies about why they pulled the group over, they pulled him from the backseat and started kicking and beating him.

Moody claims he begged the deputies to stopped since Mimbs recently had stomach surgery, but they wouldn't. He says when he deputies finally pulled up Mimbs's shirt and saw the healing scars, they told the three men that they would let them go if they wouldn't tell anybody.

Mimbs agreed, but Moody didn't. He was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Months later, the case was dismissed. Now Moody is suing the two deputies for false imprisonment, illegal arrest and malicious prosecution.

Casmarah Mimbs's police brutality case went to state court a few months ago and ended in a hung jury.

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