CUMMING, Ga. —
Marx had filed a civil rights complaint against the sheriff’s department in 2013, according to court records.
The complaint accused the sheriff’s department of using excessive force and illegal searches. Marx said in the complaint that officers hit him when he was standing with his hands up, used chemical agents to make him believe an explosion or fire had occurred and used an extra set of handcuffs that cut off circulation to his hands.
Meanwhile, the wounded deputy, who has been with the department for 25 years, was shot below his knee and is expected to recover. His name was not released.
The streets in the neighborhood where Marx lived are steep, narrow and lined with modest homes nestled close together in a wooded area. Neighbor Dorothy Varano said it’s a calm and peaceful place to live where neighbors are friendly but don’t involve themselves in each other’s business.
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