South Carolina

July 29, 2014 4:35 PM

Lexington jury slams Richland County sheriff with $1.6 million verdict for malicious prosecution

A Lexington County jury late last week took two hours to deliberate before awarding a woman $1.6 million in actual damages in acivil case in which she claimed she was hounded by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, strip-searched and tossed in jail on felony charges that were later dismissed.

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