Settled lawsuit against Canadian County sheriff leaves questions unanswered
BY ANDREW KNITTLE NewsOK.com
Monday, October 08, 2012
EL RENO — A recently settled lawsuit involving Canadian County Sheriff Randall Edwards and two of his deputies reveals that details of a 2010 officer-involved shooting remain sketchy at best — even two years later.
Edwards, the deputies and the Canadian County Board of Commissioners were sued in April 2011 by Yukon resident Marcus Stephenson. The lawsuit was quickly moved to federal court, where it was settled in late April of this year, The Oklahoman learned.
Stephenson's suit claimed that his civil rights had been violated after an altercation with Canadian County deputy Andrew Todd, near an accident scene at Interstate 40 and Czech Hall Road.
Todd would claim he was struck by Stephenson's vehicle and fired a shot at the passing four-wheel-drive Jeep because he felt — at least at that moment — that Stephenson was trying to “run me down.”
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Canadian County Sheriff Randall Edwards