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August 15, 2013

Molen Trial Continued

Sheriff's deputy accused of using excessive force goes to trial in December

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Former Burnside mayor Chuck Fourman also took the stand during the hearing. Fourman was arrested in Aug. 2008 after he led city and county police on a high-speed chase that began in the city limits and ended in Russell County. 
Fourman testified that after the chase ended and he was arrested, someone approached him and kicked him in the groin while he was in a prone position on the ground. Although Fourman stated he didn’t know which officer struck him, an SPD officer testified he saw Molen strike Fourman.
Molen was the target of another lawsuit, filed in 2011 by Kevin McCoy, that was eventually dismissed as well. 

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