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Ohio Sheriff Testifies He Didn't Lie About Death

Associated Press

November 19, 2010

TOLEDO, Ohio — An urban sheriff in Ohio has “absolutely” denied charges he covered up the 2004 death of an inmate at the county jail.

Lucas County Sheriff James Telb took the witness stand Thursday at his federal trial in Toledo. He said he did not lie about what he knew, he just didn’t recall.

A federal prosecutor reminded Telb that several of his employees testified they witnessed excessive force being used on the inmate and that he was made aware of what they saw. The Blade reports Telb replied he could not recall the testimony.

The government says a deputy choked the inmate with his forearm, and the man went limp. Prosecutors also say another deputy hit the inmate.

The sheriff and three current or former employees have pleaded not guilty.


Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/


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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    It is a mess, but it will be hard to prove the charges.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    another effort to fry a cop

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    uncledennis1

    over 3 years ago

    23294 Comments

    Irishcop1961. U da man.

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    Jonas

    over 3 years ago

    42212 Comments

    bump Irishcop1961.

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    rsironron

    over 3 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Bump HEYSARGE.

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    DonnaLynn

    over 3 years ago

    10604 Comments

    Bump HEYSARGE

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    LAWMANTUKES

    over 3 years ago

    6976 Comments

    "HEYSARGE" I'm with you on this one... I say if he can't recall, he can't recall...!!!!

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    11194 Comments

    Bump Irishcop1961

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    HEYSARGE

    over 3 years ago

    16726 Comments

    Leave the Sheriff alone...He's a distinguished law enforcement official that has forgot more about law enforcement then some will ever learn!!!!!!!!

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    Irishcop1961

    over 3 years ago

    50400 Comments

    What a mess.

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    t1401hm

    over 3 years ago

    1754 Comments

    It was probably heat of the moment. Not really enough information on this one. Plus, like robo said, it's six years ago... My memory wouldn't be that good either.

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    t1401hm

    over 3 years ago

    1754 Comments

    It was probably heat of the moment. Not really enough information on this one. Plus, like robo said, it's six years ago... My memory wouldn't be that good either.

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    t1401hm

    over 3 years ago

    1754 Comments

    It was probably heat of the moment. Not really enough information on this one. Plus, like robo said, it's six years ago... My memory wouldn't be that good either.

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    Robocop33

    over 3 years ago

    14618 Comments

    Drop it. Hell do you remember what happened on a particular day six years ago and the words that were used? If the suspect died as a result of a 'choke hold' then it would certainly show up as a strangulation. Is the Coroner saying he can't tell the difference between natural death and strangulation? Even I can tell the difference. The 'Choke hole' is mistakenly thought to make people pass out because you are choking his ability to breath when it is causing restricting blood flow to the brain. It is not going to kill anyone unless you place the hold on them for at least 5 to 8 minutes.They normally pass out within 20 seconds.

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    swalker35

    over 3 years ago

    256 Comments

    The autopsy said was ruled as natural causes in 2004 when the death occured and changed to homicide years later when the coroner learned of the choke hold.

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