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Clearwater still fighting legal battle with area doctor over ‘violent’ 2008 traffic stop

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It’s up for debate as to which round the fight between Sarita Merricks and the City of Clearwater is in. Merricks, a 33-year-old pharmaceutical doctor, first filed a federal lawsuit against Officer Jeff Adkisson, 44, and the city in 2012 for violation of her search-and-seizure constitutional rights, as well as for battery. Long story short: Merricks’ won the case, as the court initially ruled that Adkisson used excessive force. However, an appeals court overruled. And on November 5 of this…

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