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Two former Chattanooga police officers who were fired for using excessive force while taking a federal inmate into custody filed a lawsuit seeking $500,000 in damages last week.

Sean Emmer and Adam Cooley were both terminated in November 2012 after police said they used excessive force while taking Adam Tatum into custody.

Tatum brandished a knife and began kicking the door of an office at the Salvation Army, 800 McCallie Ave., on June 14, 2012. Employees at the Salvation Army, which serves as a halfway house for federal inmates, called police.

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