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72-year-old man details alleged beating by McMinn County, TN police officers

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MCMINN COUNTY, TN (Times Free Press) -

A 72-year-old man who alleges two McMinn County, Tenn., officers beat him told jurors in federal court Monday that the two men stomped on one of his legs so badly that when it broke it sounded like a "stick of dry wood" snapping.

French Jarrett sued the officers, Dale Murray and Jonathan Scott, for $2 million over the 2010 incident.

In opening statements, attorneys for Jarrett described the case as one in which the two McMinn County officers assaulted their client without provocation and beat him into submission.

But defense attorney Arthur Knight III told the jury the claims were "ridiculous" and that testimony would contradict much of what the plaintiff would claim.

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