Teen arrested at East Ridge High sues county, sheriff for $6.5 million

Staff Photo La Shawn Pagán / Body-camera footage is presented during a preliminary hearing for Tauris Sledge at Hamilton County General Sessions court on May 26.
Staff Photo La Shawn Pagán / Body-camera footage is presented during a preliminary hearing for Tauris Sledge at Hamilton County General Sessions court on May 26.

A teenager arrested as an East Ridge High School student by a school resource officer in September 2022 is suing Hamilton County, the school district and the Sheriff's Office, alleging excessive use of force by the officer.

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