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Officer who tackled war veteran headed for trial



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(KSL News) The city of Salt Lake and its police department are not responsible for the actions of an officer who tackled a 74-year-old war veteran.

Yesterday a federal judge ruled the city and police department are not viable defendants in the case of Miles Lund. He claims he was injured when an officer used excessive force while trying to arrest him on Nov. 25, 2006.

The officer had requested Lund put his hands up. When Lund did not comply, because a war injury left him unable to do so, the officer tackled him.

Lund suffered a head injury.

The officer who tackled Lund is now the sole defendant in the case.

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