Jury selection on civil case against Santa Rosa Co. Sheriff

Jury selection began today in U.S. District Court in Pensacola on a case filed against Santa Rosa County Sheriff Wendell Hall and 12 others. Bobby Link is suing Hall and 10 of his deputies, along with Santa Rosa County residents Marvin Hires Jr. and Reba Cross. The lawsuit claims Link’s civil rights were violated by excessive force used by deputies at the jail. He makes the same allegations against Hall because he oversees the jail. Hall and his deputies are also being sued for “deliberate indifference to serious medical needs,” battery, and a claim of false arrest. Read Destin Log article.