HUH? Cop Is Awarded $200K For Pulling Over & Arresting A Retired Sheriff Deputy! (Cop On Cop Violence!)
Published on November 9, 2011
A video released Tuesday by Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters depicts a controversial altercation between a fired sheriff's deputy and a retired deputy who was arrested near Gold Hill, then later released. Jacob Franklin, 38, said he was fired April 7, 2009, because a week earlier he arrested Ron Oachs, a former sheriff's deputy and friend of his superior officers. Franklin was awarded more than $200,000 by a federal jury on Oct. 25. The video shows Franklin pulling Oachs over as he leaves Interstate 5 at Exit 43 near Gold Hill. As the larger and older Oachs exits his white Dodge 4x4, Franklin can be heard shouting for Oachs to return to the vehicle. Oachs refuses and walks towards the rear of his truck. Franklin then orders Oachs to turn and face his car. When Oachs instead pulls a small packet of papers from the front of is bib overalls, Franklin grabs Oachs, and shoves, pushes and wrestles him to the ground. A passing deputy, Linda Cooks, sees the scuffle and comes to assist Franklin. The jury in Medford's U.S. District Court deliberated for about two hours before unanimously deciding to award Jacob Franklin $209,492 in economic damages. Franklin also said his law enforcement career has been ruined because of false information on an internal affairs investigation.