Man sues Wagoner County sheriff, others in 2014 shooting

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WAGONER, Okla. —  A man shot by Wagoner County sheriff’s deputies during a domestic violence call in August 2014 has filed a lawsuit against the sheriff and others.

The Tulsa World reports that the lawsuit filed Monday by Gary Clark, 61, seeks $3 million in damages.

He alleges that Sheriff Bob Colbert and others used excessive force, violated his due process rights and breached part of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Clark accuses the officers of “recklessly provoking” a person with mental illness to attack them during a standoff.

Clark said they also inaccurately characterized the shooting circumstances to the public and denied him proper access to post-surgical medical care after being shot.

Wagoner County Commissioner Chris Edwards and a sheriff’s office spokesman declined to comment, both saying they hadn’t reviewed the suit.

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