Klamath County Sheriff targeted in lawsuit

Klamath Falls, Ore. — Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah is the target of a federal lawsuit. He’s accused of using excessive force.

The complaint was filed last week by Kenneth Bragg, who claims Skrah “kneed him” in the head and strangled him while handcuffed.

Bragg was arrested at a Klamath Falls motel in February of 2015 on outstanding felony warrants. At the time, Sheriff Skrah noted Bragg was taken into custody following an armed standoff.

Sheriff Skrah said, “This guy alleged that he was going to shoot it out with the police.  He did have the guns, he did have the firepower, he did have the extended magazines.  He could pop off 30 rounds in 30 seconds, for crying out loud.”

The civil rights suit calls for a jury trial, and does not request any specific damages.

Bragg is currently serving a 26-month sentence for criminal mistreatment, and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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