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Ex-suspects in alleged dragging death file lawsuit

Ex-suspects in alleged dragging death file lawsuit

Two white suspects cleared in the death of a black man who was allegedly dragged beneath a vehicle are suing the officials who kept them jailed for more than eight months.
The federal lawsuit filed this week seeks at least $4 million for Shannon Finley and Ryan Crostley, once the main suspects in the 2008 death of their friend, Brandon McClelland.
Authorities accused the men of running down the 24-year-old and dragging his body as far as 70 feet (20 meters) beneath a pickup truck. But murder charges were eventually dropped because of a lack of evidence.
A gravel truck driver gave a sworn statement that he might have accidentally run over McClelland.
McClelland's gruesome death drew hundreds of protesters to Paris, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) northeast of Dallas.


Updated : 2021-06-19 21:14 GMT+08:00