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Mentone police cleared in excessive force case

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Jurors have cleared police in a northeast Indiana town of using excessive force when they arrested a professional cage fighter.

Scott and Lisa Blevins sued police in Mentone, saying an officer threw her to the floor while serving an arrest warrant on the man in March 2009. Those charges were later dropped.

The couple also claimed officers threw Scott Blevins’ head into a refrigerator after they found him hiding.

Police Chief Jim Eads and officer Terry Engstrad denied the allegations and said they had been concerned for their safety because Scott Blevins is trained in mixed martial arts.

The South Bend Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/QShGLu) that jurors in federal court in South Bend found in the officers’ favor Friday.

The Blevins’ attorney, Ilene Smith, told the Tribune, “That’s life.”

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