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Lawsuit dismissed by jury

A multi-million dollar federal lawsuit against the Anderson County government, Sheriff Paul White and eight employees of the Sheriff’s Department employees was dismissed Friday by a jury following a week-long trial in US District Court.
The lawsuit was filed in September 2013 by Heather Bolling, who had been arrested on suspicion of public intoxication near Norris in April of that year.
The complaint, which sought $17.6 million in damages, alleged that Bolling, who reportedly has multiple sclerosis, was sprayed at least twice in the face with a chemical spray while already in restraints and that her forehead had been slammed into a wall while she was in the Anderson County Jail. The complaint alleged false arrest, assault and battery, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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