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Report: Ohio deputy had previous force complaint

CINCINNATI (AP) - A newspaper reports that there is a previous use-of-force complaint in the personnel file of a deputy now accused of repeatedly using a stun gun on an Ohio man in diabetic shock who he and other officers thought was a drunken driver.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Sunday that also among items in the file of Hamilton County sheriff's deputy John Haynes' is a drunken driving conviction.

The documents were recently provided to the newspaper by a lawyer representing John Harmon, the Anderson Township man who was stunned after a traffic stop in 2009. Harmon, 52, filed a federal lawsuit last month alleging civil rights violations.

Haynes and three others received suspensions after an internal investigation found that excessive force was used and a police report on the matter was incomplete.

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