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Federal suit against Olive Branch dismissed


OXFORD —  Court records show that a federal civil rights lawsuit against Olive Branch has been dismissed.

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Michael P. Mills entered an order last week dismissing Cynthia Putt’s claim she was the victim of excessive force during her January 2007 arrest for driving under the influence of prescription drugs.

The order said Putt, who is a Byhalia resident, failed to respond to a motion for summary judgment from defendants Olive Branch and police officer Harry Schreffler III.

It also said the court found the arguments in that motion for summary judgment to be “persuasive.”

In Putt’s original complaint, she said Shreffler threw her down on the ground and twisted her hand while handcuffing her following a traffic stop.


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