Man Hit With Shotgun After Chase Files Sues Officer, City Of Owasso


Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 10:20 pm
By: News On 6


A man who started a chase with law enforcement has filed a civil lawsuit against a police officer and the City of Owasso.

In June of last year, Tulsa Police say Cody Matthews started a chase in Tulsa that eventually ended in Nowata County.

During the arrest, Matthews was struck by a shotgun and it was all caught on a Nowata police officer's dash camera.

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Officer Mike Denton was charged with reckless conduct with a firearm and assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

Mathews faces several charges in Tulsa and in Rogers County. He is due back in court in Tulsa Wednesday and in Rogers County on Thursday.

Denton was also charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon and reckless conduct with a firearm.

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This wasn’t the first time Denton has been accused of using excessive force. The Owasso Police Department fired him after a 2011 arrest, but the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals ordered the city to reinstate him.