Jury Awards Woman $3.6 Million Dollars in Suit Against Fremont County Sheriff Department

A jury has awarded $3.6 million to a Colorado woman who claimed that deputies used excessive force when they arrested her and later shocked her with a stun gun while she was restrained. 

The Denver post reports the jury awarded the money to Carolyn O’neal on Wednesday, finding that Fremont County Sheriff’s Deputies violated her right to privacy, used excessive force and retaliated against her. 

Prosecutors later charged O’neal with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

A judge dismissed the charges, finding that deputies did not have reason to arrest her.