Man Sues Sheriff’s Office Over Force Used For Arrest

A man injured at the Shoshone County Public Safety Building two years ago is suing the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office for damages.

Kenneth Svarrer, 49, then of Wallace, went to the public safety building on August 1993 at the request of Lt. Charles Angle, the complaint said.

While he was there, Svarrer heard an order to arrest him come over the dispatch radio. The lawsuit charges that department employees used unnecessary force to detain Svarrer, including gunshot wounds that resulted in permanent brain damage and facial disfigurement.

The suit, filed Friday, also names five sheriff’s office employees, including Sheriff Dan Schierman.

Schierman declined to comment because of the pending trial. Efforts to reach Svarrer’s attorney, Kerwin Bennett of Coeur d’Alene, for comment Monday were unsuccessful.

Svarrer and his wife Wanda have asked for a jury trial, seeking to recover medical bills and lost wages. The complaint also asks for more than $20,000 in damages.

, DataTimes

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