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Woman sues Schuyler County Sheriff's Department claiming excessive force used in jail

Woman sues Schuyler Co. Sheriff's Department claiming excessive force used in jail (Image courtesy of MGNOnline)

A Schuyler County resident is suing the Schuyler County Sheriff's Department.

According to the Jacksonville Journal-Courier, Hope Cox claims a correctional officer used excessive force in a Sept. 3 incident at the Schuyler County Jail.

Cox was serving a sentence on weekends for driving on a revoked license.

She claims a correction officer used a stun gun and excessive force against her September 3 when she was five weeks pregnant.

Cox went to a Rushville hospital days later where she was told she suffered a miscarriage.

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