The ruling comes after a lawsuit filed by 44-year-old Clarence Leonard Scott against Deleon and the city. The lawsuit centers on injuries Scott suffered in April 2014 when he fell onto the concrete floor at the Sebastian County jail.
Scott alleges Deleon used excessive force and deliberately flung him face first to the floor while he was handcuffed.
Deleon says he wasn't slamming Scott to the floor but was actually trying to catch his fall.
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