Excessive force lawsuit filed after Virginia man’s death

FRONT ROYAL, Va. — The son of a 77-year-old man who died after sustaining injuries during a traffic stop in Virginia earlier this year has filed a $6 million lawsuit alleging the deputies involved in his father’s arrest used excessive force.

The Northern Virginia Daily reports the civil complaint from Ian Ennis was filed in federal court in August.

Ralph Ennis was involved in a confrontation with the deputies that was captured on body camera video. He died two weeks later of what the lawsuit alleges was a traumatic brain injury sustained during the confrontation.

In court documents, the defendants deny any allegations of misconduct and ask that the lawsuit be dismissed.

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