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Monday, March 19, 2012

Cop involved in fatal NWA shooting "likely" same as sued three times in LA for excessive force

Posted By on Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 11:27 AM

KFSM Channel 5 News in Fort Smith reports that Washington Co. officials say that detective Lewis Scott McAfee, who shot and killed a man in Farmington last Monday, is "likely" the same Lewis Scott McAfee who was sued three times in 1984 for incidents involving excessive force while a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department — including one shooting death and another incident in which he shattered a suspect's leg, with the victim later settling for $5 million

In the incident last Monday, McAfee killed Joshua Thomas during an attempt to question Thomas about an allegation of child sexual assualt. McAfee said Thomas attacked him with a crowbar. Previously, McAfee killed another man — mule trader Victor Barron of Wheeler — in 2004. He was later cleared of any wrongdoing by prosecutors.

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