Mute man ejected from court seeks charges against sheriffs

CBC News
Aug. 30, 2012

Flashback: Video Shows Sheriff Attacking A Deaf-Mute Throat Cancer Survivor Who Accidentally Entered Courthouse Through Wrong DoorThe hard of hearing, mute man who was thrown out of a Red Deer, Alta., courthouse wants to see more action against all the sheriffs who restrained him.

Billy Berry, 52, requested an investigation into the five sheriffs who stopped him after he accidentally entered the wrong door of the courthouse in February when he tried to pay a ticket.

One investigation by the solicitor general's office found the sheriff that first approached him, Thomas Bounds, used "excessive" and "unjustified" force against Berry.

However, a recent investigation by the office of the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General ruled the other four sheriffs used an appropriate amount of force.

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