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Updated: 08/22/2017 04:50:17PM

Jury awards damages in connection with 2013 arrest

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SEBRING — Four years after Sebring police arrested a man at what was then Shooters Sports Bar, a jury decided last week that while the arrest was lawful, a police officer also used excessive force.

A Highlands County Civil Court jury awarded Esteban Roberto Barrera $144,658.25 for medical expenses, lost earnings and future effects on his life from the incident.

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